Ascorth, 18 Jan 2018There is a lot possibility with AI on the phone : a simple example is google assistant but it ... moreI haven't seen any Apple/Huawei/Samsung camera app that uses AI chip for scene recognition or any other functionality you mentioned. Sorting photo job can be done by old phone without any AI chip. So currently there is NO software that utilize the AI chip capability, except Apple's 3D face recognition.
So currently AI chip is just WASTE OF MONEY and dead-weight because no software utilize it.
Anonymous, 17 Jan 2018If S9 has not an NPU, shall not buy it!You're kidding. right? the S9 comes in h1. (aka March at latest!)
and you can't expect it to have NPU. because the earliest samsung's NPU will be July. (beginning of H2)
Samsung has used exynos 7870 in most of it's phone last two years, unlike snapdragon processers, Samsung failed to unveiled powerful soc like 630 and 660 for mid range devices
Ravuh, 17 Jan 2018Exactly. But you're saying that only because you're an "LG super fan". I own a Note 8. So I'm ... moreJust because I am LG superfan means I'm biased? I think you're the one secretly biasing apple or huawei and maybe you dont even own a note8
No surprise here. Samsung has enough money and time to be the best at everything. Whose NPU will be better? That will be determined, but Apple, Huawei, and Samsung all have one. This is only positive news for the technology(not for everyone because AI has yet to be determined) and the market.
Also I just have ground breaking idea; cloud gaming on a smartphone. Imagine playing PC games wherever. Any graphics, any game- it will run. Who will do it first?
Akorn Farmer, 18 Jan 2018Pardon me for my ignorance on AI. What purpose is the AI chip in Huawei/Samsung phone used for... moreThere is a lot possibility with AI on the phone : a simple example is google assistant but it still depends on cloud computing AI.. now you can expect it AI chip for offline purpose not only for 3D recognition, like maybe scene recognition on camera. Or just learn your usage apps, sorting photo etc.
Of course this is the futures of smartphone.
Pardon me for my ignorance on AI. What purpose is the AI chip in Huawei/Samsung phone used for? I heard that Apple uses AI chip for their 3D face recognition function. Does the Huawei/Samsung phone have similar 3D recognition function? Or what is exact purpose of the AI chip actually used for? What benefit owner of such phone can get from the AI chip? Not future expectation or vague guess on AI functionality.
Anonymous, 18 Jan 2018Low sales but making more money than your dead HTC looooolWell htc is very much alive, thank Google...
They still making much better phones than Sony bezexperia
Sony Xperia Fan, 18 Jan 2018"The fact that Samsung said it would only be ready for Note9 doesn't sound like a company that... moreWhat more idiotic than your own choosing after know those facts?
you can only blame yourself not Samsung
These companies are making AI sound as if they can be as useful as joi in blade runner.
mir, 18 Jan 2018Pfft. As if it will make any big difference to your life other than extracting more informatio... moreI agree, it will be a while until an NPU will actually have a clear advantage to without one
Meaning s9 doesn't have an npu? If huawei doesn't upgrade the power of the npu(currently the most powerful) in their next chip maybe it means the concept is a bust.
Habib Briziek, 18 Jan 2018GSM should make a poll then, who's and how many people more satisfied using Samsung or Sony...... more"The fact that Samsung said it would only be ready for Note9 doesn't sound like a company that just want your money."
And by the time the Note 9 comes out, S9 and S9+ would be priced similarly while being inferior with this NPU kind of thing. Asking the same price for two similar devices without the knowledge of people that Phone A is inferior to Phone B is a type of scam. And as we all know, scam is another way of saying they only want our money, unless you have a different idio(ma)tic definition to it.
Sony Xperia Fan, 17 Jan 2018You seem to not understand it clearly.
The person said "only our money," and of course every ... moreGSM should make a poll then, who's and how many people more satisfied using Samsung or Sony... Ah, no need..we already know the answer Lol!
The fact that Samsung said it would only be ready for Note9 doesn't sound like a company that just want your money. You may opt to skip S9, fair enough.
I'm HTC fans but not biased here
Anonymous, 17 Jan 2018If S9 has not an NPU, shall not buy it!Pfft. As if it will make any big difference to your life other than extracting more information about you so that the companies can sell it to third parties.
With all the fuss about AI. Can we please change the sound and turn it like Jarvis? Is it really hard to ask?
Great... Like we need dedicated chips for Neural Processing in phones...