Samsung has introduced a new single-chip system Exynos 9610. This is quite an interesting solution. At least that is the first 10-nanometer platform not belonging to the top segment.
This is not a budget solution, they will be equipped with a rather expensive model, but the superiority of the Samsung still got.
So, SoC Exynos 7 Series (9610) includes four processor cores Cortex-A73 frequency up to 2.3 GHz, four Cortex-A53 with a frequency up to 1.6 GHz and GPU Mali-G72 MP3. What graphics engine is the main difference of the new platform’s flagship Exynos 9810, which uses a Mali-G72 MP18.
Even with Mali graphics cores constantly is something strange going on. Manufacturers either use close to the maximum number of cores, or just 2-4. Well, why not use at least eight?
Anyway, Exynos 9610 also received a modem LTE Cat.12, the RAM support LPDDR4x, flash storage UFS and eMMC 5.1 2.1, support camera resolution up to 24 MP (or dual 16 MP), as well as displays at resolutions up to 2560 x 1600 pixels. There is still a dedicated Cortex-M4F responsible for processing gestures and sensors.
It is separately possible to allocate support platform shooting Full HD video at 480 fps, as well as some optimization for portrait mode (even with single camera) and facial recognition.
The press release also suggested the existence of a neural network engine, which will work with cameras. It was on his shoulders will be part of the tasks related to face detection, focusing, portrait mode and so on. However, do not confuse this engine with dedicated units NPU present in the Apple A11 Bionic and Kirin 970.
Mass production of Exynos 9610 scheduled for the second half. It is most likely that the first Samsung smartphones with this platform will be the model Galaxy A next generation. You can also assume that Exynos 9610 will find application in some smart phones of other brands. For example, in models of Meizu.