Standard improvements include enhancements in single and multi-core performance, 2.9GHz maximum clock, gigabit LTE modem, etc. The chip also includes a co-processor which would be used to store data like fingerprint, iris, and facial recognition information.
But there is more the chip can offer. Eynos 9810 implements AI to accurately recognize people and items in photos to make the image searching process faster. It could use depth sensing to scan a user’s face in 3D, enable realistic face tracking filters and stronger security when unlocking the device. That’s similar to what we see on iPhone X in the form of Animojis and Face ID.
In the case of the Samsung, if they end up putting a 3D scanning-capable camera in Galaxy S9, it’s less likely for the fingerprint sensor to get removed in 2018.
Exynos 9810 will be showcased at this year’s CES in the coming days. The announcement of Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+, expected at the MWC next month, would throw more details on what the company has got for 2018.