Samsung Electronics is bringing their newest flagship chipset, the Exynos 9810, their premium application processor that is built on the 2nd gen. 10 nanometer FinFET process. What the Exynos 9810 brings is third-generation custom CPU, faster gigabit LTE modem and better image processing with deep learning-based software.
Having an octa-core CPU, the Exynos 9810 and in that, four will have 3rd gen. custom cores that clock speeds up to 2.9 GHz, while the other four are for the power efficiency. When compared to the Exynos 8890 that powered the Galaxy S8 last year, the single core performance is doubled and the multi-core performance has got better by about 40%.
The chip is said to be coming with the features that are set to enhance the user experience, with inclusions like neural network-based deep learning and stronger security.
This cutting-edge technology allows the processor to accurately recognize people or items in photos for fast image searching or categorization, or through depth sensing, scan a user’s face in 3D for hybrid face detection. By utilizing both hardware and software, hybrid face detection enables realistic face-tracking filters as well as stronger security when unlocking a device with one’s face. For added security, the processor has a separate security processing unit to safeguard vital personal data such as facial, iris and fingerprint information.
The LTE modem in the Exynos 9810 is the industry’s first Cat.18 LTE modem to support up to 6x carrier aggregation (CA) for 1.2Gbps downlink and 200 megabits per second (Mbps) uplink. To add to it, the modem supports a 4×4 MIMO (Multiple-Input, Multiple-Output) and 256-QAM (Quadrature Amplitude Modulation) scheme, and utilizes enhanced Licensed-Assisted Access (eLAA) technology.
With faster and more energy-efficient image and visual processing, users will see advanced stabilization for images and video of up to UHD resolution, real-time out-of-focus photography in high resolution and brighter pictures in low light with reduced noise and motion blur. The upgraded MFC supports video recording and playback at up to UHD resolution at 120 frames per second (fps). With 10-bit HEVC (high efficiency video coding) and VP9 support, the MFC can render 1,024 different tones for each primary color (red, green and blue). This translates to a vast 1.07 billion possibilities of colors, or 64 times the previous 8-bit color format’s 16.7 million. With a much wider color range and more accurate color fidelity, users will be able to create and enjoy highly immersive content.
The company mentioned that Exynos 9810 is currently in mass production and with the given timeline and the time of release, we might be seeing it power the Galaxy S9, though not in the U.S. where the phone will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 mobile platform.