Samsung Exynos 9810 promises 2x performance boost and enhanced AI

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Samsungs claims that the new technology will help the processor in recognising people more accurately and for fast image searching. According to Samsung, by using both hardware and software, hybrid face detection enables realistic face-tracking filters for face-unlocking and even features a separate security processing unit to safeguard facial, iris and fingerprint information.

"The Exynoys 9 Series 9810 is our most innovative mobile processor yet, with our third-generation custom CPU, ultra-fast gigabit LTE modem and, deep learning-enhanced image processing". The chip is expected to power the Galaxy S9 series, adding iPhone X-like features.

Other versions of the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note 9, however, will run Samsung's own Exynos 9810 chipset, though no one is 100% sure of how the split will work just yet. The octa-core processor's multi-core performance is also said to be 40% better as compared to its predecessor. We don't exactly know, but by combining the architectural improvements, new L2 and L3 cache, clock speed boosts, and clock boosting that Samsung's dubs its Janus Engine, Samsung can perhaps arrive at a 2x figure for some workloads. Interestingly, the core count has dropped from 20 to 18 with the Exynos 9810. Samsung appears to be positioning the chip to be able to support new wireless standards and speeds in development, especially to be able to handle increased loads from higher definition video streams.

Samsung Exynos 9810 promises 2x performance boost and enhanced AI
Samsung Exynos 9810 promises 2x performance boost and enhanced AI

Speaking of enhanced security, the Exynos 9810 also comes with a separate security processing unit created to keep biometric data (such as fingerprint, iris, and facial scans) safe and out of reach.

The Exynos 9810's modem also supports 4×4 multiple input multiple output (MIMO), which boosts speeds using four transmission and reception antennas, while it utilizes enhanced Licensed-Assisted Access (eLAA) technology, which enables to use unlicensed band frequency, such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

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). So, 1.07 billion colors, a 64 times more than 16.7 million colors of the conventional 8-bit color format, can be expressed. "The Exynos 9810 will be a key catalyst for innovation in smart platforms such as smartphones and personal computing for the coming AI era", said Ben Hur, vice president of System LSI marketing at Samsung Electronics.