Samsung served up an early look at the Exynos 9810 a few weeks ago, and now the company has officially launched the chipset. The highlights of the chipset include a third-generation custom CPU, 1.2Gbps LTE modem, and sophisticated image processing that enables 4K video at 120fps.
Starting off with the CPU, the Exynos 9810 offers eight CPU cores divided into two clusters: four high-performance cores clocked at 2.90GHz, and four energy-efficient cores. With improvements to the core architecture and increased cache memory, Samsung is touting a massive 2x increase in single-core performance and a 40% uptick in multi-core performance when seen against its predecessor.
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. The technology will be used for depth sensing to scan a user's face in 3D, enabling "hybrid face detection."
Elsewhere, Samsung says the Exynos 9810 will deliver more immersive multimedia experiences thanks to a dedicated image processing and upgraded multi-format codec. Improvements in image processing will lead to better stabilization of images and videos and brighter photos in low-light conditions with reduced noise and motion blur.
Furthermore, the new image processing algorithms will enable 4K video recording at 120fps, which we'll likely see on the Galaxy S9. The chipset features an industry-first Category 18 LTE modem with 6x carrier aggregation for a total bandwidth of 1.2Gbps. You'll get 4×4 MIMO and 256-QAM, but it's unlikely you'll ever be able to get those speeds in real-world usage. The Exynos 9810 also has a separate security processing unit that stores biometric information like facial, iris and fingerprint data.
Samsung notes that the Exynos 9810 is currently in mass production, and while the manufacturer hasn't officially confirmed it, this is the chipset that is likely to power the global variants of the Galaxy S9 and S9+.