Samsung is now producing the Exynos 9810 chip for use on upcoming devices. That includes recognizing faces as well, and Samsung explicitly mentions the technology in the context of scanning faces in 3D for the purposes of unlocking devices and enabling face tracking filters. This latest premium application processor (AP) is a product of Samsung's second-generation 10-nanometer (nm) FinFET process.
According to Samsung, the Exynos 9 Series 9810 SoC is now in mass production and we will see a bit more about it at the CES 2018 show since it has been selected as a CES 2018 Innovation Awards HONOREE in the Embedded Technologies product category.
In terms of CPU power, you're looking at four third-generation custom cores (presumably keeping the Mongoose name) clocked at 2.9Ghz, as well four new A55 cores (1.9Ghz) for lightweight tasks.
The company is teasing a huge 2x increase in single-core perofrmance, while there's an even bigger 40% performance jump for multi-core performance compared to its predecessor. "The Exynos 9810 will be a key catalyst for innovation in smart platforms such as smartphones and personal computing for the coming AI era", said Ben Hur, vice president of System LSI marketing at Samsung Electronics.
Such silicon highlight declarations aren't generally ensured to make it into genuine gadgets, yet given how firmly adjusted Samsung's Exynos chip improvement is with its Galaxy S discharge rhythm, we can most likely be more certain than expected that we're taking a gander at a somewhat definite secret for what's to come in Samsung's next leader. The SoC also gets an LTE modem with a 1.2Gbps download speed cap and 200Mbps upload speed cap. The 4×4 MIMO (Multiple-Input, Multiple-Output) and 256-QAM (Quadrature Amplitude Modulation) scheme of the modem help to maximize the transfer rate by utilizing the enhanced Licensed-Assisted Access (eLAA) technology.
The SoC also has new dedicated image processing unit and upgraded multi-format codec (MFC). Apart from offering a faster and more energy efficient image and visual processing, it also provides advanced stabilization for images and video of up to UHD resolution. For reference, Apple iPhone X (A11 Bionic processor) supports maximum of 120 fps slow motion recording in full-HD resolution. With a much wider color range and more accurate color fidelity, users will be able to create and enjoy highly immersive content.