Samsung has quietly announced its new Exynos chipset, the Exynos 9810. The chip, made with the 10nm FinFET process, will eventually power the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S9, the flagship for 2018.
While the upcoming Snapdragon 845 will likely be using the 7nm process, Samsung stuck with the older production process with the new Exynos 9810nchip. The new chip will feature what Samsung calls “3rd-generation custom CPU cores, upgraded GPU, and gigabit LTE modem with industry-first 6CA support”. 6CA stands for 6 Carrier Aggregation, where 6 bands are used together to deliver high-speed 4G to your phone. Here, Samsung promises a stable 1.2Gbps over the air with its 6CA modem.
The new chip will also come with an upgraded GPU for 3D gaming and rendering. No mention of which GPU will be used, but logically it will be the upcoming Mali-G72 GPU; the Exynos 8895 on the Galaxy Note 8 features a Mali-G71 GPU.
What is missing from the announcement is any mention of an AI co-processor in the make-up of the chip. Unlike Huawei or Apple, Samsung seems to not be on the AI-chip bandwagon as the announcement did not state any presence of any neural-networking processors.
Production for the new Exynos 9810 sometime at the end of the year, which coincides with the timelines of Samsung’s Galaxy S9, scheduled for a release early next year.