Galaxy S10 to have AI co-processor for Pixel-like computational photography
Samsung isn't going to be left behind by the likes of Apple, Google or Huawei with their fancy neural network, artificial intelligence or image data crunching co-processors. With the Exynos 9810 in Note 9 and S9 it added a security co-processor to store your biometric data but used a combined hardware and software approach to uphold the "sophisticated" neural network features, instead of a specialized processing unit.
With the Galaxy S10 and Exynos 9820, however, Samsung's new 7nm chipsets will usher in a dedicated co-processor that will be used for neural network tasks, as previously rumored, as well as for AI purposes, speech recognition and advanced deep-learning image recognition. Samsung's new AI-centric application processor will have two cores, apparently, as, according to one unnamed but "high-ranking" industry official:
It's the image-processing task of the new Samsung co-processor that we are most interested in, as Google and Apple already showed they can achieve amazing results with applied computational photography, making great photos out of something that would have heretofore come out as dull, dark or blurry.