Samsung discreetly unveiled its latest, long-awaited Exynos 9810 processor. Exynos 9810 is not the first from this series, Galaxy Note 8 is powered by the Exynos 8895 that, despite its first number is 8, belongs to the 9-series Exynos processor. As you may remember, there were plenty of rumors suggesting exactly this new Samsung’s processor to power the newest Galaxy S9. Anyhow, we can’t be sure about that. Here is everything we know about the Exynos 9810 processor.

Galaxy S9 Fingerprint Reader Exynos 9810
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Samsung is still using the 10nm production node, even on its newest 9810 processor. This is the second processor built on the 10nm process technology. The latest SoC was confirmed on Samsung’s Consumer Electronics site, where the South Korean company presented  products to receive CES Innovation awards. CES Innovation awards are scheduled to start in the middle of January. The Exynos 9810 is the part of this 36-products list, and while the company didn’t go too much into the details on new SoC, it certainly confirmed the existence of the second Exynos 9-series processor, meaning it will join the 8895 that is already powering the Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S8 and S8+.

Samsung’s new 10nm silicon sports a third-generation custom CPU cores, which Samsung noted in the description. The Seoul-based company proceeded to say that it is also coming with a GPU that works better compared to the ARM Mali-G71. This graphics chip is found on the Exynos 8895 processor. Unfortunately, the OEM didn’t reveal the name of the GPU based on the 10nm architecture. The processor is likely an octa-core SoC with two quad-core clusters. Both clusters are likely tasked with achieving high performance or optimal efficiency.

It is important to note that the Exynos 8895 in the Note 8 is equipped with a 5CA modem which boasts up to 1 Gbps download speeds. On the other side, 9810 boasts a new 6CA modem which will deliver 1.2Gbps with more stable downloads, which is likely means that Samsung is preparing its smartphones for the upcoming, inevitable 5G era.

Samsung also hinted that its new mobile processor boasts the new Cat. 18 6CA-supported LTE modern technology, is going to start the mass production by the end of this year. Also, Friday’s announcement of the Exynos 9810 and the times of the mass production of the new Cat. 18 modern technology seem to fit the timeframe. It’s still unclear whether Samsung will engineer another 9810 SoC which boasts 8nm production node, although it wouldn’t be surprising if it arrived together with the 7nm Snapdragon 845 in the US, given that rumors are suggesting that Galaxy S9 will come earlier than usual.

As mentioned above, Samsung Electronics announced today that the 36 of its recent products were chosen as CES 2018 Innovation Awards winners. The products were sorted across 28 different product categories. Aside from the newly announced Samsung Exynos 9810, we listed a few more products that were recognized as CES 2018 Innovation Awards winners.

It’s important to note that the products include two Best of Innovation, and also span categories across Virtual and Augmented Reality, Video Displays, Home Appliances, Smart Home, and Wearable Technologies. This is also the first year where Samsung has won in the category of Fitness of CES Innovation Awards. Tim Baxter, President, and CEO of Samsung Electronics in North America said.

“Innovation is our DNA as is our commitment to delivering transformational products that create meaningful experiences for our consumers.”

“To be recognized by our industry peers, year over year, for our relentless pursuit of innovative design and engineering is truly an honor.”

Here are some of the awarded products.

Gear Icon X

As Samsung won the award for the first time in the Fitness category, it’s worth highlighting company’s new Gear IconX, which allows users to listen to high-quality music. The wireless headphones are ideal for listening to the music at the gym, but also anywhere else. Being cordless, these headphones use Bluetooth technology to stream music for up to 5 hours. It is equipped with a 10-minute quick charge feature which powers your Gear IconX for one more hour. Users are also encouraged to use the earbuds as an activity tracker, while Samsung Bixby and Google Voice can receive voice commands given by users.

Samsung HMD Odyssey

Samsung HMD Odyssey excels in virtual reality thanks to the partnership with Microsoft. It sports dual 3.5-inch AMOLED displays, 110-degree field of view, and AKG head-headphones together with voice command activation.

Smartphones

Of course, this list wouldn’t be complete without Samsung’s flagship smartphones for 2017. The Galaxy Note 8 that came out in September, and Galaxy S8 and S8+ which came out earlier this year, in April. The Galaxy Note 8, as you may already know, sports 6.3-inch infinity display, new, improved S Pen, and Samsung’s best-camera-yet with a dual lens with 12MP sensors. As mentioned earlier Galaxy S8 and S8+ were released earlier this year and introduced a new design with slim-bezels and the new Infinity Display.

As for the Exynos 9810, we hope to see it on the upcoming Galaxy S9, and given that the timeframes meet, it is expected that it will ship with the mentioned chipset.