Samsung had teased last week that it would unveil a new high-end mobile chip soon and today it has officially announced the Exynos 9810 processor. This high-end chip will first be used for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ flagship smartphones that are due in a couple of months. The company says that the new chip offers 40 percent better performance compared to its predecessor the Exynos 8890.
The Exynos 9810 has a new octacore processor with four high-performance and four efficiency-optimized cores. The chip also features a LTE Cat.18 modem with theoretical download and upload speeds of 1.2Gbps and 200 megabits per second respectively.
Samsung mentions that the new chip has neural network-based deep learning capabilities and also supports depth sensing. This means that the Galaxy S9 can have features like face unlock that will operate in a manner similar to how it does on the iPhone X.
The dedicated image processing capabilities will improve the camera performance while the updated multi-format codec will enable video recording and playback in UHD at 120 frames-per-second.
Samsung confirmed today that it has already started mass producing the Exynos 9810. This fits in nicely with reports that the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ will be launched a month earlier than their predecessors.