After teasing the Exynos 9 series, Samsung has revealed its first Exynos 9 series chip, the Exynos 8895.
The Exynos 8895 is an octa-core processor comprising of four Cortex-A53 cores for efficiency and four of Samsung’s second generation custom designed CPU cores. The CPU features a Samsung Coherent Interconnect(SCI) technology which supports features like Heterogeneous System Architecture, which enables faster calculations for areas like AI and deep learning.This intact supports the rumours claiming that the Samsung Galaxy S8 would pack it’s own ‘Bixby’ AI Assistant.
As far as the GPU is concerned, the Exynos 8895 packs a ARM Mali-G71 MP20 GPU. Samsung claims this GPU has been vastly improved to provide next generation 3D graphics performance that minimises the latency for 4K UHD Virtual Reality, which is a welcome improvement. The graphical performance is also claimed to have increased by a whooping 60%(considering the fact that the Exynos 8890 was already a graphic champ) than its predecessor.
This new chip also includes the advances MFC(Multi-Format Codec), which allows it to support video playback and recording at 4K resolution at 120fps wit the latest video codecs.
The Exynos 8895 has support to power displays upto WQUXGA(3840X2400) and 4K UHD(4096X2160). In terms of memory, it supports LPDDR4x memory and eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.1 and SD 3.0 for storage.
As for cameras, the Exynos 8895 supports 28MP sensors for both the front and rear cameras, with for Smart WDR and PDAF. It also supports dual cameras with a 28MP+16MP combination. The SoC consists of dual ISP, where one is used for high performance and one is used for power efficiency.
The processor also includes Vision Processing Unit that can recognise and analyse items and movements for better video tracking, panoramic image processing and machine vision technology.
The Samsung Exynos 8895 is the first mobile processor to integrate a gigabit LTE modem that supports 5CA for downlink with supports for maximum speeds up to 1Gbps(Cat. 16) as well as 2CA uplink with maximum speeds of 150Mbps(Cat. 13).
Samsungs has definitely made a very good processor with significant improvements. The first device to be expected with the Exynos 8895 is the Samsung Galaxy S8. It will be interesting to note how the Exynos 8895 stacks up with the Snapdragon 835 SoC which is Snapdragon’s mobile processor yet.