Samsung Galaxy S10 may have AI NPU integrated into Samsung’s next SoC Exynos 9820
The new rumour appeared on the internet, suggesting that the next flagship of Samsung may integrate an NPU for artificial intelligence operations. The race for the AI development is not only taking place in the field of robotic weapons and healthcare. Mobile manufacturers are doing the same by optimizing their hardware and adapting it to the latest advances in this technology, and we have seen many smartphone cameras work through intelligent IA-based features.
Samsung wasn’t exactly the one to drive the most AI growth in the sector, but new rumours suggest that its upcoming Samsung Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10 may have a special NPU (Neural Processing Unit) for AI functions in the device.
Apparently, Samsung has already completed the development of this IA-based hardware solution, at least that’s what the LinkedIn profile of one of its former employees suggests, according to IceUniverse on Twitter.
Though there’ s no further information about the chip, this particular AI platform is expected to be integrated into Exynos 9820, Samsung’s next SoC (chip system) for smartphones and tablets.
Samsung may have completed its second-generation NPU architecture internally, which may be piggybacked on the Exynos 9820 processor. pic.twitter.com/kIUNZkQSRc
— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) October 6, 2018
Samsung already has an NPU, but the novelty with this new system is that it integrates into the chip with which it hopes to outperform the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus. Enterprises like Huawei and Qualcomm, in turn, have an advantage in the development of AI-based components for mobile phones, and it is even claimed that the next Snapdragon from the Chinese manufacturer would also have an NPU.
After one year in which Samsung’s competitors beat the competition with AI solutions, the South Korean manufacturer appears to be ready for a major boost in its devices with the NPU in 2019, which should be the company’s top priority as well wanted to wipe out other competitors in the industry.