Global smartphone manufacturers are currently racing to develop artificial intelligence technology on their smartphone devices. If we look earlier, Huawei developed the Kirin 970 chipset which is the first chip with the NPU (neural processing unit) for tasks associated with AI (artificial intelligence).
Not only Huawei, the latest generation iPhone also comes with an Apple A11 Bionic chipset that has a neural engine for learning machine tasks. Not wanting to miss, Samsung is also rumored to be working on a new Exynos chipset that will catch up with them in the development of chipsets with AI support.
According to the Korean Herald, they have sources from Samsung partners who say if “Samsung is developing some kind of chip that will be able to process large data from AI applications on the device, as well as eliminating the need to communicate with the cloud server”.
The advantage of having a special processing unit for AI data processing is that the data used by the AI app does not need to be stored in the cloud. They can be stored locally and accessed faster, with performance improvements reaching 50% compared to conventional systems. Even the NPUs in the latest Exynos chipset have a storage capacity equivalent to one thousandth of the human brain.
It is expected that the new Exynos chipset that has NPU support will be available for Samsung’s flagship smartphone next year.