Samsung combines 5G, artificial intelligence in new smartphone chip


Posted at Sep 06 2019 08:01 AM

Samsung Electronics President and CEO Dong Jin Koh speaks during the launch event of the Galaxy Note 10 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, US August 7, 2019. Eduardo Munoz, Reuters

MANILA -- Samsung has announced its first mobile processor that combines artificial intelligence capabilities with a 5G modem, ahead of the rush of new devices from rivals Apple and Huawei.

Aside from supporting devices that work on the new connectivity standard, Samsung said the Exynos 980 improves camera performance. It can also run multiple apps, intricate UX designs and high-resolution graphic games.

Samsung, the world's largest smartphone vendor, recently launched its Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ and fixed design flaws in the Galaxy Fold.

Apple will announce the successors to the iPhone XS and XR on Sept. 10. Huawei, on the other hand, will unveil its Mate 30 series on Sept. 19.

Certain variants of the Galaxy Note 10 series and the S10 line from earlier this year work with 5G networks. Huawei also has a 5G version of its Mate 20X from late 2018. Apple has not announced a 5G handset.