Samsung’s new AI chip can debut in the Galaxy S9 / S9+
Samsung is just about to end its work on the so-called Neural Processing Units (NPU) – artificial intelligence chips which will be used in various devices. These components will increase the functionality of devices such as smartphones and other technology products and, according to sources close to the company, their level is similar to that of competitors’ AI platforms such as Apple and Huawei.
Moreover, the advanced phase of work will probably allow us to see this AI chips in the Galaxy S9 / S9+ flagship duo. The same source, quoted by KoreaHerald, is clear that the next generation of neural processors will be even better than the competition and will be ready by the end of the year.
Samsung originally started working on its NPU chips after Apple and Huawei implement such a components in A11 Bionic and Kirin 970. All Apple models in 2017 (iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus) as well as Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro use neural processors.
In a little more than a month, we can see what Samsung has prepared for us on February 25, when the announcement of the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ is expected just before the launch of the MWC 2018.
These are the main specifications we expect to feature the new Galaxy S9
– 5.8in / 6.2in QHD+ Super AMOLED curved display (570ppi / 529ppi)
– Android 8.0
– Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (US) / Samsung Exynos (UK)
– 4GB RAM / 6GB RAM
– 64GB/128GB / 64GB/128GB/256GB storage
– Cat 18 LTE support (1.2Gbps download speeds)
– Rear-mounted fingerprint scanner
– 12MP Dual Pixel camera with OIS (f/1.5, f/2.4) / Vertical dual rear-facing camera
– Bixby AI assistant with dedicated button
– USB-C, 3.5mm headphone jack
– Wireless charging support
– IP68 water and dust resistance
– Built-in FM radio
– Updated DeX docking station