While the Exynos 9810 chipset would power the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus handsets sold in most markets, the USA and Chinese versions of the devices would run Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 SoC. When compared to the Exynos 8890 that powered the Galaxy S8 a year ago, the single core performance is doubled and the multi-core performance has got better by about 40%.
Samsung is also leveraging neural networks to improve its deep learning algorithms, which means the Exynos 9810 will be better at recognizing people or specific elements in photos.
Samsung's new Exynos 9810 processor teases what its Galaxy S9/S9+ and even Note 9 might feature: "hybrid face detection" which scans users' faces in 3D. Further, Samsung mentions "realistic face-tracking filters" and "stronger security when unlocking a device with one's face".
The Exynos 9810's modem also supports 4×4 multiple input multiple output (MIMO), which boosts speeds using four transmission and reception antennas, while it utilizes enhanced Licensed-Assisted Access (eLAA) technology, which enables to use unlicensed band frequency, such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The Exynos 9810 isn't just about higher raw performance.
Clearly, Samsung is teasing some new features that may appear on the Galaxy S9 here. Samsung has also included a dedicated security processing unit to safeguard personal data, such as biometric details.
The most anticipated next-generation chipsets of South Korean giant Samsung have finally gone official. The Exynos 9810, which is already in production, will be Samsung's flagship 2018 mobile processor built on the 10nm process. Expect a powerful modem as well, one that'll let users hit up to 1.2Gbps speeds, thanks to its Cat.18 LTE modem (first in the industry) and 6x carrier aggregation (CA). It is said to be faster and more energy efficient, enabling 1.07 billion colours, real-time advanced stabilisation and Bokeh effects, plus reduced noise and motion blur in low light. Which also includes ability to record 4K videos at 120 frames per second.
Another analyst, Rob Enderle of Enderle Group, told eWEEK that Samsung's processor announcement comes at a time when a key rival, Apple, is a bit on the ropes.