The Samsung Galaxy S10 is now a rumored debut with the Exynos 9820 SoC, which will include a two-core NPU (neuron processing unit) to offer improved artificial intelligence (AI) experience. It is alleged that the new chipset is based on the 7 nm process. Neural network tasks, as well as improved image and video results, are reported to occur in the presence of a specific CPU. It is said that one of the main uses of the new SoC will be to "improve the camera" performance of the Galaxy S10. It sounds like Pixel Visual Core works on Google Pixel smartphones.
The new high-end Exynos SoC will use the dual-core NPU to provide enhanced AI experience, reports ETNews, referring to people who are familiar with the development. It is believed that a special chip is used to improve image, video and speech recognition. It is no different from the co-processor available on Exynos 9810-powered Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy S9, which was intended to protect biometric data, including facial, iris and fingerprint data.
Companies such as Apple and Huawei have already introduced specific generic processors for their flagships to provide next-generation AI experience. Google also has Pixel Visual Core, which offers high-end camera performance on Pixel models. Although Samsung has not yet been in the race, it plans to make a significant move with the reported two-core NPU Galaxy S10.
The special NPU in the next Samsung flipchart can help in-depth learning of image and speech recognition. The chip will process data and algorithms without creating any additional burden on the new Exynos SoC core business. Anonymous Advisor who posts unannounced messages through the Twitter account of the Ice Universe claims the AI chip will also be used on the Galaxy S10 to improve the overall performance of cameras and work with the built-in ISP. We can expect some improvements in the bokeh effect and portrait mode compared to the existing galactic series guides.
The previous report claimed that the Exynos 9820 SoC will come with the Mali-G76 MP18 GPU. SoC also has eight processor cores in the DynamIQ architecture – with two Exynos M4 cores, two Cortex-A75 or Cortex-A76 middle cores and four Cortex-A55 small cores. On the other hand, the GPU includes 18 cores – the identical Mali-G72 GPU available on Exynos 9810.
Samsung introduced the Exynos 9610 SoC this year with a neural network engine to provide visual and image processing, and enhance face detection. SoC basically supports the deep processing of learning-based images and provides deep clarity for bokeh and non-focal portraits using a single camera sensor.
We can expect the Exynos 9820 SoC and the two-core NPU to arrive by the end of the year. Meanwhile, it's safe to expect some new messages that reveal the use of different types of AI coprocessors.