In a press release on Thursday, Samsung gave a sneak peak of what the Galaxy S10 will deliver as it introduced its new Exynos 9820 which consists of a dedicated “neural processing unit” or NPU which incapacitates it to perform AI tasks 7 times faster than the last generation Exynos 9810 chip.

Samsung has been working hard to compete with Google Assistant and Amazon’s Alexa through its voice assistant Bixby, which will process much faster now. The objective is to develop an entire ecosystem of devices that will function over Bixby, such as home appliances.

Samsung said that NPU will enable processing of tasks related to AI directly; without having to send the task to a server, consequently boosting the pace of the performance and ensuring safety of personal information. The camera will also be able to recognize objects and adjust the photo- shooting settings based on the available light since NPU will also power AI tasks over the camera.

Apart from boosting performance by 15-20% over its predecessor the next- gen silicon will consume power up to 10% less in comparison.

The chip does not have an integrated 5G modem which will be a disappointment. The camera performance on the other hand will feature functions of recording 8k video at 30 frames per second and 4k video at up to 150 frames per second. By the year end, the chip will go under mass production.




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