Samsung's new Exynos 9810: 40% faster, 1.2Gbps LTE modem

Samsung's new Exynos 9810: 40% faster, 1.2Gbps LTE modem

Samsung has started production of its Exynos 9810 mobile processor with faster gigabit LTE modem and machine learning capabilities, the company announced.

Samsung has announced the launch of its latest flagship mobile processor that's expected to power face recognition in the firm's upcoming Galaxy S9 series devices. It features third generation custom CPU quad-core cluster, known as the Exynos M3, clocked at 2.9GHz, which is paired with a quad-core Cortex-A55 cluster clocked at 1.9GHz. Thanks to an architecture that "widens the pipeline and improves cache memory", single-core performance has improved two-fold and multi-core performance is up almost 40 percent compared to its predecessor, we're told. There's even a separate security processing unit to safeguard critical personal data including facial, iris and fingerprint information.

According to Samsung, Exynos 9810 now features stronger security and takes advantage of deep learning in order to improve the security features that we will eventually get to experience in the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+.

The Exynos 9 Series 9810 is now under production and can be expected to show up in the upcoming Galaxy S9/S9 Plus and the Galaxy Note 9 smartphones this year. It can do this "by utilizing both hardware and software", thus enabling "hybrid face detection for realistic face-tracking filters as well as stronger security when unlocking a device with one's face".




Looking specifically at the LTE modem, Samsung claims it will be able to support 6x carrier aggregation for download speeds of up to 1.2 Gbps, and upload speeds of 200 Mbps. This gave the Exynos 9810 a graphics performance boost of around 20 percent compared to the last generation.

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.

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 CPU will power A LOT of Galaxy S9 handsets in 2018. It supports 4K UHD video recording, 10-bit high efficiency video coding (HEVC) along with VP9, an open and royalty free video coding format developed by Google. In other words, future Galaxy smartphones will offer Samsung's answer to Apple's FaceID and animated emojis. With fast, energy efficient smart image processing, the chipset provides real-time out-of-focus photography in high resolution and brighter pictures in low light.

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