Processor Brings Better AI, Face Recognition Capabilities To Smartphones & Cars

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Samsung has launched a new processor, the Exynos 9 Series 9810, based on it’s second-generation 10nm FinFET process. Optimised for AI applications and richer multimedia content, it will be used in smartphones, computers and cars, according to Samsung.

The Exynos 9 Series 9810 comes with a powerful third-generation custom CPU, faster gigabit LTE modem and sophisticated image processing with deep learning-based software.

“The Exynos 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,” said Ben Hur, vice president of System LSI marketing at Samsung Electronics. “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.”

Leveraging the firm’s 10nm process technology, the Exynos 9810 is said to enable seamless multi-tasking with faster loading and transition times between the latest mobile apps.

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The processor features an eight-core CPU, four of which are powerful third-generation custom cores that can reach 2.9 gigahertz (GHz), with the other four optimized for efficiency.

The processor is claimed to improve single-core performance by two-fold and multi-core performance by around 40 percent compared to its predecessor.

The chip adds sophisticated features such as neural network-based deep learning and stronger security, which allow the processor to accurately recognize people or items in photos for fast image searching or categorization.

The chip also has depth sensing to scan a user’s face in 3D for hybrid face detection for realistic face-tracking filters as well as stronger security when unlocking a device with one’s face.

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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.

Ideal for streaming of high-quality virtual reality content, the 1.2Gbps LTE modem in Exynos 9810 is also 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, Samsung said.

In addition, the chip has a dedicated image processing and upgraded multi-format codec (MFC) for more immersive multimedia experiences.

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, Samsung claimed.

The upgraded MFC supports video recording and playback at up to UHD resolution at 120 frames per second (fps).

With a much wider color range and more accurate color fidelity spported by the MFC, users will be able to create and enjoy highly-immersive content, Samsung said.

Exynos 9810 SoC is likely to be featured in the upcoming Galaxy S9 phones. The chip is currently in mass production.

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