Today, Samsung announced its latest flagship processor – Exynos 9810. Samsung is most likely to adhere to its pattern of using dual processors for flagship devices thus the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ will probably sport this chip. Samsung’s 10-nm FinFET fabrication process was used in the production of this chip which delivers a super-fast gigabit LTE modem, advanced image processing, and deep learning capabilities with its custom CPU cores. According to the company, the Exynos 9 Series 9810 has gone into mass production and will be displayed in Las Vegas at CES 2018 scheduled to hold from January 9-12, 2018.
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This new chip is an octa-core processor and it is equipped with four high-performance cores which clock up to 2.9 GHz coupled with four energy efficient cores. Compared to the Exynos 8895, this combo in the Exynos 9810 gives the chip a two-fold increase in single-core performance and the multi-core performance increased by 40%. Another interesting capability of this processor is its neural network-based deep learning capability for enhanced user experience. According to Samsung, this chip has the ability to identify people in images for swift search. Using the depth sensing technology, this chip can scan a user’s face in 3D for hybrid face detection which generally improves security because the device can be unlocked with the users face. This face unlock feature will probably compete with Apple’s Face ID. However, Exynos 9810 is further equipped with a separate security processing unit which gives an added protection to all biometric data.
Samsung Exynos 9810 is the first to come with a Cat.18 LTE modem which can achieve speeds up to 1.2Gbps downlink, 200 Mbps uplink and it supports up to 6x carrier aggregation (CA). With this speeds, this is believed that this chip will easily steam in 4K or in 360-degree video format. On the imaging front, the Exynos 9810 has a dedicated image processing unit and upgraded multi-format codec (MFC). The images should be better stabilized with reduced noise and motion blur. In addition, the MFC will permit video playback in 4k resolution at 120 fps.