Samsung launches its new application processor, the Exynos 9 Series 8895 which looks to redefine premium. It is said to be Samsung’s first processor chipset built on the 10-nanometre FinFET process technology. Mass production of the chip has been confirmed by Samusung however it has not been announced whether it will be used in the next flagship phone; Galaxy S8.

There are big improvements to the processor which can been seen in 27 percent higher performance with 40% less power consumption in comparison to 14nm technology. The Exynos 8895 octa-core processor comprises four of Samsung’s second-generation custom designed CPU cores in addition to four Cortex-A53 cores.

“With Samsung Coherent Interconnect (SCI) technology, the latest processor integrates a heterogeneous system architecture that allows faster computing for a wide range of applications such as artificial intelligence, and deep learning,” said Samsung in a statement.

Some of the highlights of the new Exynos 9 Series 8895 processor include:

-embedded gigabit LTE modem that can support five carrier aggregation, or 5CA.
-supports LTE Cat. 16 with download speeds of up to 1Gbps and upload speeds of up to 150Mbps (Cat. 13).
-advanced MFC (Multi-Format Codec)
-supports recording and playback of video contents at maximum resolution of 4K UHD at 120fps
-supports higher resolutions of up to 28-megapixel for both rear and front cameras
-for dual-camera setup, the Exynos 9 Series 8895 supports a combination of 28-megapixel and 16-megapixel cameras.
-features a VPU (Vision Processing Unit) that is designed for machine vision technology

With all these optimized features, Samsung looks to improve the recognition of an item or its movements by fully harnessing the capabilities of the chip and its connected accessories. We hope to see the Exynos 9 Series SoC in the Galaxy S8 or its successor.

“In addition to being built on the most advanced 10nm FinFET process technology, the new Exynos 9 Series 8895 incorporates Samsung’s cutting-edge technologies including a second-generation custom CPU, gigabit LTE modem, and more. With industry leading technologies like VPU, the Exynos 8895 will drive the innovation of next generation smartphones, VR headsets, and automotive infotainment system,” said Ben Hur, Vice President of System LSI marketing at Samsung Electronics.

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