On January 18th, the latest news from Korean media said that Samsung is about to complete the development of the Neuroprocessing Unit (NPU), the so-called “AI chip“, which will enhance mobile devices and services to run AI-based software. ability. A source said that Samsung has reached the level of AI chips that rivals Apple and Huawei have already achieved. The same source believes that Samsung will surpass its competitors in the AI chip in the second half of this year.
After Apple and Huawei released the A11 bionic processor and the Kirin 970 processor respectively, Samsung also started research and development of its NPU. All 2017 Apple phones (iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus) use NPU, Huawei Mate 10 The same is true with Mate 10 Pro. The NPU allows smartphones to analyze, process, and store data without using the cloud.
Samsung has issued a statement confirming that it is developing the NPU. Its spokesperson said: “Samsung Advanced Technology Institute is developing AI chips.” We are likely to see the Samsung NPU on the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9 + launched on February 25. Show.