Samsung announces new smartphone chipset

The Exynos 9810 is the chip that will be powering Samsung’s next flagship mobile phone, the Galaxy S9. And in the run-up to CES 2018, the South Korean manufacturer confirmed various details about its impressive capabilities.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, it will attempt to match some of the features already offered by Apple’s iPhone X, including comprehensive facial scanning. It will also support download speeds of up to 1.2Gbps, which sounds impressive on paper but will be far faster than any user will be able to achieve in real world conditions.

Where this chipset outdoes its rivals is in terms of its video capture prowess, as Samsung claims that it can record clips in 4K resolutions at 120 frames per second. That represents twice the current maximum offered by any other smartphone and will deliver silky-smooth performance for budding directors.

The Galaxy S9, along with the larger S9 Plus, will push the envelope in a variety of other ways, with better screens and longer battery life expected. But the own-brand Exynos chipset will once again be at the heart of things, proving that Samsung’s ambitions of total mobile domination are matched by its expertise with silicon and circuitry.

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