Samsung has just officially introduced a new SoC called Samsung Exynos 7 9610 an Octa Core chip manufactured in 10nm FinFET process that as you can guess is intended for mid-range terminals. As is usuall lately, this chip includes strong improvements in the multimedia section where we find improvements in the processing of images taken in low light conditions, a Slow Motion mode that can even reach 480fps and a video capture resolution capable of reaching 4K@120fps. It seems that photography has a very important role in this chip since we find new technologies for functional facial recognition even if the faces are partially covered by objects.
At the moment, not all the information on the Samsung Exynos 7 9610 has been provided, but it includes at the CPU level a cluster with four ARM Cortex-A73 cores capable of reaching 2.3Ghz and another cluster with ARM Cortex-A53 processors that would reach the 1.6 Ghz. The GPU is an ARM Mali-G72 although the number of cores integrated at the moment has not been communicated. It also integrates a low consumption sensor hub called Cortex-M4F that centralizes the control of all the sensors of this Chip and unloads to the processor of these works. It also includes 802.11ac 2 × 2 MIMO Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS and a multi-band modem that arrives at download at 600 Mbps and at 150 Mbps on the rise.
The availability in the market of this new SoC is planned for the second half of 2018.