Samsung ships its flagship smartphones in some markets with its own Exynos processors, for others it uses chips from Qualcomm. The Exynos 8895 is the first Exynos 9-branded chip from Samsung and the company has quietly unveiled its successor. The Exynos 9810 was mentioned by Samsung in a recent press release that was for something else entirely. It’s likely that the Exynos 9810 will be powering the Galaxy S9 in select markets.

Many Samsung fans have been waiting for the company to properly announce its next-generation flagship smartphone processor. Normally, it sends out a separate press release about the new chip. Samsung slipped in a mention of the Exynos 9810 in a press release detailing the number of CES 2018 Innovation Awards that the company’s products have won.

Samsung hasn’t revealed a lot of details about this chip so far. It mentioned that the Exynos 9810 will be manufactured on its second generation 10nm platform. It also revealed that the chip features a new LTE modem capable of download speeds of up to 1.2 Gbps as it uses 6 band LTE carrier aggregation technology.

The Exynos 9810 features an upgraded GPU as well as third generation custom CPU cores. No precise details have been revealed so no comparisons can be done at this point in time with existing chips.

Samsung is likely going to reveal more about the Exynos 9810 in a couple of months. The Galaxy S9 isn’t expected to arrive until early next year.

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