Today we have some good news for the fans of the South Korean tech giant! Samsung has announced their latest flagship mobile chipset Exynos 9820.
The new octa-core unit features an all-new fourth generation custom processor, more efficient GPU, a dedicated neural processing unit (NPU) for onboard artificial intelligence and an improved image processor.
Additionally, the chipset has a new “tri-cluster” architecture, which consists of two high-performance Cortex-A75 cores, two custom-designed cores, and four energy-efficient Cortex-A55 cores. What’s more, the new 8-nanometer technology provides 15-20% improved performance in single and multi-core respectively, and Samsung claims up to 40% overall performance boost compared to the previous 10-nanometer chipset while consuming 10% less power.
And it’s no different in the graphics compartment either. The onboard GPU is a Mali-G76 MP12 which has double the number of lanes and offers 40% performance gains with 35% decreased power consumption.
The aforementioned NPU performs up to 7 times faster than its predecessor, because it’s Samsung’s first chipset with a dedicated AI chip. In this way, Samsung is trying to keep up with Apple’s and Huawei’s neural engines.
Moving on, the integrated image sensor processor (ISP), now supports up to five cameras, including an infrared sensor. Furthermore, it can manage cameras with up to 22-megapixels or 16-megapixel dual camera setup, while capable of high-dynamic range (HDR) recording in 10-bit color, decoding 8K videos at 30 frames per second and 4K video at 120 frames per second.
And on the connectivity side, the 9820 features an LTE-Advanced Pro modem that supports LTE Category 20, which offers download speeds of up to 2.0Gb/s and upload speeds of up to 316Mb/s, compared to the old chipset’s 1.2Gb/s download speeds.
Mass production is expected at the end of 2018. It may be featured in the upcoming Samsung flagship devices.
Also, the chip designer company ARM is now making their way into laptops chipsets using their own mobile hardware. Their goal is to beat the competition by outperforming competitors while maintaining the low power consumption of mobile chips. With future 7nm and 5nm processors expected to come in 2019 and 2020 respectively.
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