Samsung unveils Exynos 9810 with facial recognition and more

Saul Franklin
January 5, 2018

Until further notice, we realize that the Exynos 9810 has a broad rundown of new increases and is, says Samsung, as of now in large scale manufacturing.

While you might think it's unusual for people to get so excited about a chipset, there's good reason for it. It's powered by the Exynos 9810, and according to Samsung, the chip is already in mass production, and not only that, the company has shed some light on the specifications.

The Exynos 9810 powered Galaxy S9 duo are likely to be sold in India and other Asian markets, whereas devices in the USA are likely to be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC.

Built with the upcoming AI revolution in mind, Samsung has said the chip features a 2.9 GHz custom CPU, a 6CA LTE modem and deep-learning processing capabilities. Now, Samsung looks to be doing something similar.

More importantly, he said, Samsung does not give any direction on whether these improved chips will ever be available in the company's devices within the United States, where Samsung devices have long used Qualcomm chips. Named Exynos 9810, it comprises of third-generation custom CPU and neural network-based deep learning. This will allow 3D mapping of faces and improve the accuracy of face recognition, resulting in a more secure face unlocking system. Apart from offering a faster and more energy efficient image and visual processing, it also provides advanced stabilization for images and video of up to UHD resolution.

The processor is widely expected to arrive in the Galaxy S9 and is claimed to include Apple iPhone X's FaceID-like feature. Samsung did not detail in its January 4 press release which regions will get the new Exynos chips in future Samsung devices. Inside, the processor is based on an all-new octa-core CPU.

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So how does Samsung get to the 2x single-core performance boost, and can this be sustained?

At next week's CES 2018 in Las Vegas, Samsung will be a CES 2018 Innovation Awards HONOREE for its Exynos 9 Series 9810.

The new Exynos chipset is equipped with the Cat.18 LTE modem, which can support download speed up to 1.2 Gbps and upload speed up to 1.2 Gbps.

Clearly, Samsung is teasing some new features that may appear on the Galaxy S9 here.

Video performance on a modern smartphone comes down to more than just how many megapixels the sensor offers. Last year's Exynos 8895 also had a dedicated Vision Processing Unit (VPU) for analyzing data from the phone's camera. That could have a big difference when it comes to the video you actually capture. The chip's first deployment is nearly certainly to be inside Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S9 flagship. For reference, Apple iPhone X (A11 Bionic processor) supports maximum of 120 fps slow motion recording in full-HD resolution.

It may well be the colors which are most impressive, though.

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