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What is the NPU in Galaxy and what does it do?

The NPU, or Neural Processing Unit, is built into the mobile processor to utilize advanced neural networks and provide new levels of vision intelligence to the Galaxy S20, S20+, S20 Ultra, and Z Flip. The NPU powers Scene Optimizer, offering enhanced ability to recognize what's in your photo and prompt the camera to adjust to the ideal settings for the subject. It's now more accurate than previous Galaxy models, too. It also gives the front camera the ability to blur the background of your selfies and create bokeh effects.

Not only that, the NPU helps the on-device AI, Bixby Vision. Bixby Vision's Lens Mode detects what you're seeing, so it can give you information on a restaurant you've just passed, or on a pair of shoes you want to buy. With the addition of the NPU to the already advanced processor, your Galaxy phone isn't just smart, it's incredibly intelligent.

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