Samsung has officially announced its new Exynos 9 Series 9810 SoC. It is based on the 2nd generation 10nm LPP FinFET process and is in line with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845. Samsung claims that the Exynos 9 Series 9810 is its most innovative mobile processor yet. This chip has also been selected as a CES 2018 Innovation Awards HONOREE in the Embedded Technologies product category.
The new chip claims to offer 10% better performance and 15% less power consumption. It is designed for 8 core processor using Samsung’s ARM Cortex-based third-generation architecture having 4x 2.9GHz custom Exynos M3 CPUs for performance and 4x ARM A55 CPUs for optimized efficiency. Samsung claims that the single core single-core performance doubled and multi-core performance increased by 40% compared to its predecessor Exynos 8895.
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It will also feature an integrated Mali-G72MP18 GPU (18-core) but the company didn’t provide the details of its clock speed.
The Exynos 9 Series 9810 SoC comes with neural network based deep learning and stronger security. So, it can accurately recognize people or items in photos. It also has depth sensing and can scan a user’s face in 3D for hybrid face detection. It uses both hardware and software for hybrid face detection that offers realistic face-tracking and stronger security when unlocking a device with one’s face.
To safeguard vital personal data such as facial, iris and fingerprint information, there is also a separate security processing unit.
Ir has a dedicated image processing system that offers faster and more energy-efficient image and visual processing for images and videos of up to UHD resolution. It offers real-time out-of-focus photography in high resolution and brighter pictures in low light. It also claims reduced noise and motion blur. It also supports up to 28MP camera sensors at the front and the rear. The resolution will drop if there is a dual camera setup but the company didn’t reveal the maximum resolution support in case of dual-camera setups. It supports contrast detection autofocus, phase-detection autofocus, and dual-pixel autofocus.
It also comes with an upgraded multi-format codec (MFC) that supports video recording and playback at up to UHD resolution at 120 frames per second.
It has LTE Cat.18 6CA-supported modem that supports up to 6x carrier aggregation (CA) for a maximum download speed of up to 1.2Gbp (Cat.18) and 200 megabits per second (Mbps) uplink. It will also come integrated with GPS, dual-band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 5.0, and USB 3.1 Type-C support.
The Exynos 9 Series 9810 is currently in mass production and will be used in upcoming Galaxy S9 series of flagship smartphones. This high-end chipset will compete with Snapdragon 845, A12 and Kirin 970. It will be interesting to see if it reaches close to Apple’s A12 in benchmarks.