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Samsung's Exynos 9810 is Official and Ready for the Galaxy S9, Just Not in the US

Called the Exynos 9810, it's the firms new chipset for flagship mobile devices, following on from the Exynos 8895 it used in the Galaxy S8 and Note 8. The South Korean giant has claimed that the Exynos 9 Series 9810 is its most innovative mobile processor yet, meant for AI applications and richer multimedia content. In terms of the overall performance, the Exynos 9810 SoC can be expected to deliver 40% more than its predecessor. "The Exynos 9810 will be a key catalyst for innovation in smart platforms such as smartphones, personal computing and automotive for the coming AI era". Some of these are made possible through the neural network-based deep learning algorithms. Deep learning features allow the processor to recognise faces and items in photos for fast image searching and categorisation - those who use Google Photos will be familiar with this.

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.

Samsung's press release does also mention that the 9810 features a "separate security processing unit" which is created to safely secure facial recognition and fingerprint sensor data. It also features firewalls that isolate internal sub-systems from each other. This new CPU includes four 3rd-gen custom cores that can reach up to 2.9GHz for the heavy lifting, while the other four cores take care of efficiency. ARM Mali-G72 MP18 GPU would be the corresponding processor for graphics. The SoC supports LPDDR4x RAM.

Finally, the Exynos 9810 includes dedicated image processing to enhance stabilization of images and video, as well as UHD video at 120fps. The SoC supports up to 24-megapixel front and rear cameras, or up to 16-megapixel dual cameras. Samsung says the Exynos 9810 SoC can put in the best performance when the cameras of up to 24MP are fitted or if there is a dual camera setup, then 16MP is the ideal rating up to which the processor can support ably.

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). Additionally, the audio subsystem has also been upgraded for the audio quality of up to 32bit/384kHz.

The Exynos 9810 is now in mass production, again, because it'll be in the Galaxy S9 internationally. These new SoCs have been created to power the next-generation Android flagship devices that will launch in 2018.

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