Ahead of the annual Consumer Electronics Show - CES 2018, South Korean tech major Samsung Electronics, has announced the launch of its latest premium application processor, the Exynos 9 Series 9810.
Samsung claims the Exynos 9810, built on Samsung’s second-generation 10-nanometer FinFET process, brings the next level of performance to smartphones and smart devices with its third-generation custom CPU, faster gigabit LTE modem and advanced image processing with deep learning-based software.
The South Korean tech major claims that the Exynos 9810 will enable seamless multi-tasking with faster loading and transition times between the latest mobile apps. The processor has a brand new eight-core CPU under its hood, four of which are third-generation custom cores that can reach 2.9 gigahertz (GHz), with the other four optimised for efficiency.
Exynos 9810 has ushered in advanced new features to enhance user experiences with neural network-based deep learning and stronger security on the most advanced mobile devices. This technology will allow 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 makes it much easier to broadcast or stream videos at up to UHD resolution, or in even newer visual formats such as 360-degree video. The modem delivers more stable data transfers at blazing speed. To maximise the transfer rate, the modem supports a 4×4 MIMO (Multiple-Input, Multiple-Output) and 256-QAM (Quadrature Amplitude Modulation) scheme, and utilises enhanced Licensed-Assisted Access (eLAA) technology.
Not only will multimedia experiences on mobile devices with Exynos 9810 be faster, but they will also be more immersive, thanks to a dedicated image processing and upgraded multi-format codec (MFC), Samsung said in a press release.
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 colour. This translates to a vast 1.07 billion possibilities of colours, or 64 times the previous 8-bit colour format’s 16.7 million.
The Exynos 9 Series 9810 is currently in mass production. Exynos 9810 SoC, along with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 are likely to debut on the upcoming Galaxy S9 phones. Samsung’s Exynos 9 Series will be displayed at the forthcoming CES event, which runs January 9-12, 2018, in Las Vegas, USA. Some of the biggest names in the technology industry, including Huawei, Intel, Nikon, Nvidia, Google will be in attendance. Stay tuned to TechSource to get all the latest info