The semiconductor industry is an advancing segment of the tech market and companies are always competing to come up with the latest and most powerful chipset. Just a couple of days prior to the start of CES 2018, Samsung released the newest member of their processor family: the Exynos 9 Series 9810.
It is the company’s second chip to be made with a 10-nanometer FinFet process. The Exynos 9810 comes with a 3rd-generation custom CPU, enhanced image processing capabilities, and security features that use deep-learning and a significantly improved gigabit LTE modem for faster internet speeds.
What does this all mean? For starters, the chip improves the overall speed of launching and switching between apps and processes. The latest 8-core Exynos chip utilizes four cores that can reach a speed of 2.9GHz. The other four cores are optimized for efficiency. Samsung reports that the latest architecture for their new chip doubles its performance output for single-core processes and brings a 40% performance increase for multi-core tasks compared to the previous generation Exynos chipset.
As we all know, imaging capabilities can make or break a smartphone, and in this area, Samsung made sure that its processor will be an absolute beast for your photo and video needs. Support for UHD video, advanced image stabilization, improved low-light control, and enhanced multi-format codec capabilities, enables the new chip to render a wider range of colors.
Security is a big deal in today’s world as well, and that’s why Samsung made sure that the latest Exynos Series 9 comes with stronger security measures. Using neural network-based learning, the new chip is able to accurately recognize faces in real-time and identify various items in photos. It even has a separate processing unit strictly for keeping personal data such as facial, iris and fingerprint info safe.
Last but not least, the LTE modem in this latest processor bumps speeds from 1.0 to 1.2 gigabits, which should translate to faster download and upload speeds. Samsung is first in the industry to come up with a 1.2 gigabits chip. And as carriers start to support gigabit LTE, this could mean a world of difference.
Expect the Samsung Exynos 9 Series to hit the market this year in mobile devices, as the company reports the latest chip is already in mass production.