One month after Qualcomm announced its flagship Snapdragon 845 processor, Samsung has revealed a new chipset of its own.
The Samsung Exynos 9810 is now official. Built on a 10nm FinFET process, the 9810 has an octa-core CPU with four custom cores that can reach 2.9GHz as well as four cores that are optimized for efficiency. Samsung says single-core performance has improved two-fold and that multi-core performance is up 40 percent over this chip's processor.
Samsung has also included a Cat.18 LTE modem in the Exynos 9810 that supports up to 6x carrier aggregation for up to 1.2Gbps download speeds and 200Mbps upload speeds. The modem also supports 4x4 MIMO, 256 QAM, and enhanced License Assisted Access (eLAA) tech.
Another notable feature of the Exynos 9810 is its neural network deep learning. With it, the 9810 can accurately recognize people and items in photos for image searching and categorization. It can also use depth sensing to scan a user's face in 3D for hybrid face detection, which enables realistic face-tracking filters and stronger face identification security.
Speaking of security, Samsung says the Exynos 9810 has a separate security processing unit for protecting personal data like a user's facial, iris, and fingerprint info.
The Exynos 9810 is currently in mass production.
This looks like a solid flagship processor from Samsung, and it wouldn't be a surprise to see the Exynos 9810 powering the Galaxy S9 when the phone is announced later this year. It's got the CPU and LTE performance that you want in a high-end chipset, and the face detection and security features sound like they'd could help create competition to Apple's iPhone X and its Animoji and Face ID features.