Samsung launches new Exynos chipset which could bring high-end imaging features to mid-range smartphones

- Adrian Ungureanu

Samsung launched the Galaxy S9 and S9+ boasting its camera features, and one of the key features was the super-slow motion filming ability, 960 frames per second (fps) at HD (720p) resolution.

Now the Korean tech giant announced a new Exynos 7 series chipset, which might powered the top mid-range smartphones later this year, or early next year, like the Galaxy A 2019 series.

The Exynos 9610 also allows for 480fps slow-motion support in full HD. Even while using a conventional two-stack image sensor, the Exynos 9610 is able to encode slow-motion video, thanks to its image signal processor (ISP) with improved performance by 1.6 times and more-than-doubled mobile industry processor interface (MIPI) speed. In addition, the processor uses a premium multi-format codec (MFC) that allows encoding and decoding up to 4K 120fps.

With its powerful CPU and GPU, the Exynos 9610 provides smooth mobile computing and gaming performances that meet the needs of today’s high-end smartphones .The CPU is comprised of four Cortex-A73 cores running at 2.3 gigahertz (GHz), and four 1.6GHz Cortex-A53 cores to load apps quickly and run multiple tasks simultaneously. The GPU is a second-generation Bifrost-based ARM Mali-G72 that can bring more realistic and immersive graphics on mobile devices.

For always connected and seamless mobile broadband connection, the embedded all-network LTE modem supports Cat.12 3CA (carrier aggregation) at 600 megabits per second (Mbps) for downlink and Cat.13 2CA at 150Mbps for uplink.

The Exynos 7 Series 9610 is expected to be mass produced in the second half of this year.