Galaxy S10 to have AI co-processor for Pixel-like computational photography

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.

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Galaxy S10
  • Display 6.1" 1440 x 3040 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 10 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2840 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3400 mAh



1. ahmadkun

Posts: 664; Member since: May 02, 2016

I don't know.. but sounds like Samsung wants to break the ground

8. vincelongman

Posts: 5750; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

If the Exynos 9820 is 7LPP with EUV, that's truly ground breaking! TSMC and Intel's processes with EUV aren't ready yet But to be fair, TSMC isn't too far behind with EUV ready in time for the A13 and 990

2. JMartin22

Posts: 2388; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

I’ve used an iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone X for the last two years now. I think it’s finally going to be nice to return to a Galaxy after all this time. I get bored when I stay on one platform for too long after all. So I like juggling back and forth.


Posts: 945; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Same here!

4. Bondurant

Posts: 785; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Correction: Huawei like. Not Pixel like.

5. Fred3

Posts: 583; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

Thanks Samsung for listening. You and Huawei will officially be the right way Android is done. Sorry Google

6. rouyal

Posts: 1583; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

Is there a reason for these “AI” chips? I mean, is it really something the main processor can’t do to process a photo? I think it’s all bologna.

7. vincelongman

Posts: 5750; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

CPU isn't suited for CNN inference, too big, too slow and power hungry Hence they are adding CNN accelerators Like how CPU aren't suited for graphics, hence they added GPUs

9. tokuzumi

Posts: 1961; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Samsung has to keep up if they want to continue to charge $800+ for their phones.

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