Samsung’s low and mid-end smartphones can be mighty confusing, with names like Galaxy J2 Pro (2018), On7 Prime, J7+, Pro and Max, and the same goes for the chaebol’s non-flagship home-brewed mobile processors.
For instance, the Exynos 9610 SoC unveiled earlier today is billed as a 7 Series release, upgrading the specifications of the 7885 found inside the upper mid-range Galaxy A8 (2018) and A8+ (2018) handsets.
First, the Samsung Exynos 9610 chip uses an octa-core architecture integrating four Cortex A73 large cores clocked at 2.3GHz and four A53 small cores clocked at 1.6GHz. They are paired with a second-gen Bifrost-based Mali G72 MP3 GPU that brings more realistic and immersive graphics to the mobile devices. Thanks to these components, the 9610 offers smooth mobile computing and gaming performance to meet the needs of today’s high-end smartphones. As you guess, it is capable of launching apps quickly and run multiple tasks simultaneously. As for the radio modem, it comes with a Cat.12 that provides a download speed of 600Mbps. The rest of connectivity options include a Wi-Fi 802.11ac 2×2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0, and so on. Another highlight of the new Exynos 9610 is its support for 480fps FHD slo-mo videos. Thanks to its ISP that’s 1.6x faster and 2x faster MIPI (Mobile Industry Processor Interface) which connects to the image sensor, the chip can encode slo-mo videos even on a two stack image sensor
Furthermore, the chipset also packs a dedicated Cortex-M4F-based low-power sensor hub which handles all the sensors in real-time without waking the main processor. That said, this new addition will help in speeding up the gesture recognition or context awareness processes as they will be processed in real-time.