Today, Samsung unveiled a new Exynos processor in the Exynos 7 series, the Exynos 9610. It is a chipset that is based on the 10nm FinFET process. If you don’t know the Exynos 9810, which is Samsung’s processor for its high-end premium phones, is also based on the same process (Samsung calls it the ‘2nd gen’ 10nm FinFET process). Since the 9610 is launched under the Exynos 7 series, it will power the mid-range smartphones from Samsung, i.e., the ones in the A and C series.
The Exynos 9610 is an octa-core processor that includes 4x Cortex A73 cores clocked at 2.3GHz and 4x Cortex A53 cores clocked at 1.6GHz. The GPU also gets an upgrade as the chipset now has a Mali-G72 MP3 GPU. The chip can handle 16+16MP dual rear cameras or a 24MP single camera and a 24MP front-facing camera.
One of the highlighting features of the Exynos 9610 is the 480fps slow-motion support in Full-HD. This is a step down from the 960fps super slow-motion support that the Exynos 9810 provides. But, since the 9610 is a mid-range processor, 480fps slow-motion is a great feature indeed. The processor uses a premium MFC or Multi-Format Codec which lets encoding or decoding up to 4K 120fps.
There is also a Neural Network Engine that helps in accurate face recognition, Portrait images with the single camera, low light photography and more. Ben Hur, the Vice President of the System LSI marketing at Samsung Electronic, said –
The Exynos 7 Series 9610 is our latest mobile processor that delivers on added power and speed. But more importantly, it sets a new performance standard for high-end devices with its deep learning vision-image processing solution and slow-motion video capabilities that change the way we engage with our mobile devices.
Samsung says that the mass production will begin in the second half of 2018.