Samsung is working on Exynos 9820, successor of the Exynos 9810, which will likely debut with the Galaxy S10 next year. Now, ex-Samsung Senior Hardware Design Engineer working on the next Exynos flagship chip on LinkedIn has mentioned that Samsung has completed working on its second-generation NPU architecture earlier this year.
Samsung may have completed its second-generation NPU architecture internally, which may be piggybacked on the Exynos 9820 processor. pic.twitter.com/kIUNZkQSRc
— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) October 6, 2018
The NPU on the Exynos 9820 will be dedicated, similar to Kirin 980 that has dual NPUs. Even the Exynos 9810 that is powering the Galaxy S9, S9+ and the Note9 feature AI capabilities, but the 9820 is expected to be the first Samsung chip with dedicated NPU for better AI experience. Even the upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 8150 chipset is expected to include a dedicated NPU.
Last month, CEO of Samsung’s mobile division, said that the Galaxy S10 design changes will be very significant and will be available in amazing colors. There might be triple-rear cameras in the high-end variant. According to rumors, the Galaxy S10 and the S10 Plus are expected to come in three variants; 5.8-inch, 6.1-inch, and 6.4-inch models and pack a Qualcomm-built in-display fingerprint scanner.