The launch of the Exynos 9810 was certainly going to pave the way for more capable chipsets that will be found in lesser priced Samsung devices and we were not wrong. Samsung today announced the Exynos 9610, a chipset that is just like the Exynos 9810 because it is to be made on the 10nm FinFET process. However, unlike the high-end SoC, it is going to be found inside non-flagship smartphones.
Go into more detail, this chipset belongs to the Exynos 7 series of Samsung’s silicon, meaning that instead of being found in the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus, they are going to be found in the successor of the Galaxy A8 and Galaxy A8 Plus. Exynos 9610 will be able to deliver improved performance along with increased focus when it comes to the multimedia experience of users.
Samsung Exynos 9610: Features, Specifications
Coming straight to the processor, Exynos 9610 CPU is made up of four Cortex-A73 cores running at a speed of 2.3GHz and four 1.6GHz Cortex-A53 cores that are paired with the more powerful ARM Mali-G72 graphics processor. Samsung has been rumored to be working on its custom graphics processor but reading about these details, it does not appear that this custom solution is going to be found in the chipset.
There is also a Cortex-M4F-based low-power sensor hub to power Always-on solutions. In short, it manages the other sensors without having to let the primary processor wake up, leading to a higher battery life as a result. The wireless connectivity side of the Exynos 9610 is also very impressive, with Cat.12 3CA support that gives you up to 600Mbps download speeds and 150Mbps upload. It also comes equipped with an 802.11ac 2×2 MIMI Wi-Fi chip, Bluetooth 5.0 support, and FM radio.
Samsung Exynos 9610: Premium Multimedia Features
A highlight of the Exynos 9610 is going to be its multimedia features. It features a deep learning-based image processing and enhanced slow-motion video recording, but what will this combination be capable of pulling off? It will combine the vision and image processing with a neural network engine for things like improved face detection, capturing bokeh-type images with a single camera lens, and impressive-looking images in low-light conditions.
With Super-slow motion being the new marketing element for Samsung’s Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus, this feature is also supported by the Exynos 9610. However, it is not going to be as capable as the Exynos 9810 for obvious reasons. Instead of recording slow motion videos at 960 frames per second, the SoC is going to be recording 1080p videos up to 480 frames per second.
This is going to be made possible thanks to a traditional two-stick image sensor courtesy of its image signal processor, resulting in up to 1.6 times the improvement in performance. The Exynos 9610 also gets a multi-format codec that will allow the hardware to encode and decode up to 4K 120 frames per second footage.
Samsung Exynos 9610: Release Date
Samsung is not preparing a Galaxy A8 and Galaxy A8 Plus successor anytime soon. According to the company, the new Exynos 9610 is going to be mass produced in the second half of this year, so new devices sporting this hardware are probably going to be unveiled next year.
Just like the premium features that found their way to devices like the Galaxy A8 and Galaxy A8 Plus, we’ll definitely get to see more enhanced changes in their successors. Perhaps their unveiling will take place at the CES 2019 or MWC 2019 trade shows.