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Samsung fuels chip launch with AI and speed promises

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Ahead of CES in Las Vegas, Samsung has launched its latest blitz on the AI processor market, unveiling the Exynos 9 Series 9810.

Built with the upcoming AI revolution in mind, Samsung has said the chip features a 2.9 GHz custom CPU, a 6CA LTE modem and deep-learning processing capabilities. Build on Samsung’s second-generation 10-nanometer FinFET process, the team will hope to continue the very healthy progress this division has been making over recent months.

“The Exynos 9 Series 9810 is our most innovative mobile processor yet, with our third-generation custom CPU, ultrafast gigabit LTE modem and deep learning-enhanced image processing,” said Ben Hur, VP of System LSI Marketing at Samsung.

“The Exynos 9810 will be a key catalyst for innovation in smart platforms such as smartphones, personal computing and automotive for the upcoming AI era.”

Looking specifically at the LTE modem, Samsung claims it will be able to support 6x carrier aggregation for download speeds of up to 1.2 Gbps, and upload speeds of 200 Mbps. Should this turn out to be accurate, this would comfortably exceed todays maximums, now we just need devices which can support them.

Now the technical bit is over, the new chip will most likely feature in the next Galaxy S flagship device, powering features such as facial recognition and object detection, both of which are fast gaining mass market acceptance.

Energy efficiency will likely be another prominent feature for the phone, a selling point which has historically been popular with the Samsung marketing team. Considering the PR headache Apple is facing with its batteries, Samsung might be able to benefit from the misery.

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One comment

  1. Kevin Freels 05/01/2018 @ 3:37 pm

    Great. So we can have gig access on our phones, but very limited storage space still. So we’re still forced to store in the cloud which becomes pointless when you find yourself anywhere that doesn’t have great connection speeds.

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