New Exynos 9810 chip from Samsung

Samsung’s new chip, which will equip the future Galaxy S9, draws good lessons from Apple’s recent innovation catalog

THE Samsung posted today on its official blog an article detailing the news that will be introduced in its next and more powerful SoC (System-on-a-Chip), denominated Exynos 9810 – which, presumably, will equip future Galaxy S9 and S9 +, to be presented in the coming months.

Surprising a total of zero people, the South Korean innovations in the new processor involve a number of aspects that are becoming a trend in the world of technology and have already been or are being adopted also by its main competitor, Apple – and, you see, this is not one of those cases where we make fun of Samsung for copying the Apple, something that was very frequent and, fortunately, is rarer nowadays. Following a trend, after all, is very different from copying in the face… and the competition will only make the race more interesting.

New Exynos 9810 chip from Samsung

Anyway, to the news: starting with the usual, the chip will bring eight cores – four of high performance, running at 2.9GHz, and four dedicated to energy efficiency – and the already usual (in the mobile world, at least) 10 nanometer architecture; compared to its predecessor, the new processor brings double-core performance, while the multi-core performance is about 40% higher. The new Exynos also features built-in ultra-fast LTE connectivity, supporting connections up to 1.2Gbps.

From there, the list of novelties of the new chip begins to enter a more novel and quite similar terrain with what Apple has done in its own processors. One of the great news of the Exynos 9810 has to do with its ability to handle tasks related to artificial intelligence, recognizing elements and even being able to make 3D face detections. Sound familiar?

Samsung adds that to improve the chip’s security, there is a separate processing unit inside it responsible for storing the face, digital and iris information stored on the device – an approach similar to Apple’s with yours. Secure Enclave.

These are very interesting news that will certainly make the Galaxy S9 (more) a formidable competitor for iPhones. It remains to be seen, of course, whether Samsung’s promises about its new chip will be fulfilled – and for that, we will still have to wait a few more months and the first reviews of the future device. Does Apple have anything to worry about?

via The Verge