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Samsung Has Officially Announced Its 10nm FinFET Exynos 8895 SoC – Octa-core CPU and Powerful GPU Present

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Feb 23, 2017

What we initially believed was going to be called the Exynos 9810, Samsung has officially announced its next-gen Exynos 8895, manufactured on the 10nm FinFET architecture and ready for battle against the likes of Snapdragon 835 and Helio X30.

Exynos 8895 Sports a Next-Gen LTE Modem and Houses a 20-Core GPU – Second-Gen Custom Cores Will Be Doing the Hard Labor

According to the company, the brand new Exynos 9 Series 8895 (that is what they are calling it) will be able to deliver up to 27 percent higher performance while exhibiting up to 40 percent lowered power consumption when compared to its predecessor, the Exynos 8890. A newer modem is also present in order for you to enjoy higher download and upload speeds. The Exynos 8895 is already in mass production, but we believe that apart from Samsung’s devices, only Meizu is going to end up using that SoC in its flagship smartphone.

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Ben Hur, Vice President of System LSI marketing at Samsung Electronics explains some bits about the Exynos 9 Series 8895 SoC:

“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 2nd 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.”

Coming to the configuration of the Exynos 8895, the processor is running in an octa-core setup, with the first four cores belonging to Samsung’s second-gen custom cores while running beside them are Cortex-A53 cores. This chipset features an HSA or heterogeneous system architecture. In simple terms, what this means is that all CPU cores can become active at the same time in order to deliver performance when needed.

The GPU is the Mali-G71 and features a total number of 20 cores. This has been made on ARM’s Bifrost architecture and it supports 4K playback coupled with support for video recording at UHD resolutions at a steady 120 frames per second. It is also compatible with LPDDR4x RAM and can provide support for eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.1 and 28MP front and rear-facing cameras.

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We’ll be providing a complete specification rundown on the Exynos 8895 later down the road so stay tuned for that.

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