Samsung has officially announced its latest high-end mobile processor, the Exynos 9 Series 8895. This is the company’s first processor chipset to take advantage of the most advanced and industry leading 10-nanometer (nm) FinFET process technology with improved 3D transistor structure, which allows up to 27% higher performance while consuming 40% less power when compared to 14nm technology.
It is also the first Samsung SoC in the premium line-up to embed a gigabit LTE modem that supports five carrier aggregation, or 5CA. It has LTE Cat.16 modem that offers maximum download speed of up to1Gbps downlink with 5CA and 150Mbps (Cat.13) uplink with 2CA.
It is an Octa-core processor, comprising of four of Samsung’s 2nd generation custom designed CPU cores for improved performance and power efficiency 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.
It packs ARM’s latest Mali-G71 GPU, which delivers unsurpassed multimedia experience and next level 3D graphic performance that minimizes latency for 4K Ultra HD VR and gaming experience. With its advanced multi-format codec (MFC), the processor supports video recording and playback at a maximum resolution of 4K UHD at 120fps.
Samsung said that the Exynos 8895 has a separate processing unit for enhanced security solutions required for mobile payments that use iris or fingerprint recognition as well as an embedded Vision Processing Unit (VPU) that can recognize and analyze items or movements for improved video tracking, panoramic image processing, and machine vision technology.
The Exynos 9 Series 8895 is currently in mass production. It is said to be used in the company’s upcoming Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ flagship smartphones.
Ben Hur, Vice President of System LSI marketing at Samsung Electronics, said:
“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.”