Samsung announces 10nm-based Exynos 9810 flagship processor with 6CA

Samsung has officially announced a new flagship mobile processor under its Exynos brand, and it brings multiple improvements. The Exynos 9810 is based on the company’s second-generation 10nm FinFET fabrication process, and uses the company’s third-generation custom CPU cores. It also brings improvements in graphics processing with an upgraded GPU. The Exynos 9810 could be used in the Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+, and the Galaxy Note 9 next year. Samsung has also announced that it has been honoured with 36 CES 2018 Innovation Awards.

Exynos 9810: Specs, Features

Similar to this year’s Exynos 8895 processor, which is used in the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, and the Galaxy Note 8, the Exynos 9810 uses 10nm FinFET process, but the company has announced that it has used the second-generation 10nm process, which should bring power efficiency improvements. The Exynos 9810 will also be the world’s first application processor to come integrated with a 6CA (carrier aggregation)-compatible gigabit LTE modem, which should bring more reliable data transmission and faster speeds.

The Exynos 9810 uses Samsung’s third-generation custom CPU cores (Exynos M3?) also comes with an upgraded GPU, and it was being rumoured that Samsung could shift back to a PowerVR GPU with the Exynos 9810, but the company hasn’t officially named the GPU yet. If Samsung ends up using a PowerVR GPU, it could be one from Imagination Technologies’ Series8XE range (codenamed Rogue), which could drive 4K displays. Nothing else has been revealed by Samsung yet, but we expect more information to be released by the start of 2018.

The Exynos 9810 will succeed this year’s Exynos 8895 chipset, and will bring improvements in CPU performance, gaming capabilities, and faster network connectivity. We expect support for integrated Bluetooth 5.0, dual-band gigabit Wi-Fi, USB 3.1, and dual-ISP. It was being rumoured that Samsung is working on its own GPU solutions for smartphones and is in talks with both AMD and Nvidia for GPU-related IP, but no new credible information has surfaced till now.

[Source: Samsung]

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