Samsung last week introduced its new Exynos SoC designed for mainstream late 2018/early 2019 smartphones. The Exynos 7 9610 is outfitted with high-performance general-purpose cores, an advanced GPU, a built-in 4G/LTE modem as well as 480fps imaging capabilities enhanced with a neural network engine. The Samsung Exynos 7 9610 SoC integrates four Arm Cortex-A73 cores running at 2.3 GHz, four more energy-efficient Arm Cortex-A53 cores operating at 1.6 GHz, and an Arm Mali-G72 graphics processor with an unknown configuration and frequency. In addition, the Exynos 7 9610 integrates a Cortex-M4F-based sensor hub for always-on applications that require instant feedback, such as gesture recognition or voice commands. Samsung does not disclose anything about the memory controller of the Exynos 7 9610, but it is reasonable to...
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