The AI in the smartphone industry is wide open and it is a rather interesting one. While most companies associate the term AI with voice assistants and their different quirks. The tech industry in this field has been making serious development and using AI to optimize different tasks including image recognition, graphics rendering etc.
The hardware is still in its early stages which can be used for backing AI but still, the companies are working with what they have as not to leave out on anything but Samsung is currently very behind in this field as compared to other companies.
However, being one of the major companies of the smartphone market, the Korean company will soon test its own second gen of dedicated neural processing unit chip (NPU) according to some sources.
What this means is that we will find the neural processing unit chip in the upcoming Exynos 9820 chip which would likely make its debut in Samsung Galaxy S10 lineup. But the Exynos 9820 chipset is found in US variants only.
Apparently, Qualcomm will also include its own NPU in their upcoming chipset which most likely would be Qualcomm Snapdragon 8150. So, for areas other than the US, Samsung upcoming flagship won’t be left out of the party.
This is hardly a surprising move by the Korean Giant as they are currently lagging behind most of the major companies including Apple, Huawei and not to mention Qualcomm too. So, Samsung can’t afford to lag behind in this process whilst other companies swift ahead.
Samsung competitors include Huwaei and Apple. Apple recently introduced their A12 Bionic chipset which has 8-core Neural Engine which is capable of 5 trillion operations per second. So, as we compare Samsung to its competitors, it is lagging behind, quite a bit.