Samsung has unveiled the first in-house 10 Nm mobile processor called as the Exynos 8895. The Exynos 8895 is successor to the Samsung Exynos 8890 which was used in the Samsung S7 and S7 edge ( Indian/some other countries S7 Variant).
The Samsung Exynos 8895 can make its way to the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 plus if current rumors are to be believed. And it makes a lot of sense, as Samsung will need a huge number of processors for the next flagship devices and only relying on Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 may not be a viable option.
Samsung did the same thing with the S7 as they used both Snapdragon 820 as well as Exynos 8890. Samsung has confirmed that the chipset is now in mass production but have not confirmed which devices it will be used in.
The 8895 is an Octa-Core Soc which comes with 4 Cortex A53 Cores and 4 custom cores developed by Samsung. Though the biggest highlight is the new ARM’s new Mali-G71 GPU. The new GPU is said to be up to 1.6 times as powerful as the Mali-T880 MP12 GPU used in the Exynos 8890 (Samsung S7 and S7 Edge). A great news for the Gaming Enthusiasts.
The Mali-T880 MP12 GPU was weaker in performance compared to the Adreno 530 GPU used in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 or the 821 chipset and this was a much-needed upgrade for Samsung.
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.
Here are the Top Features for Exynos 8895
1). The most important upgrade is jump to 10 Nm process from 14 Nm process, which makes the processor 40% more energy efficient and 27% faster when compared to the last generation.
2). Next highlight is the gigabit LTE 16 modem with upto 5 carrier aggregation and comes with 1 GB/s download and upto 150 MBPS upload speeds, theoretically.
3). Processor is capable of 4K UHD video recording and playback.
4). Both the rear and the front camera can support upto 28 Mega pixel camera which means more options for OEM’s.
5). For the Dual Camera setup the Exynos 8890 comes with support for a 28 Mega pixel camera and a 16 MP Camera setup. This is the highest resolution we have ever seen for a Dual camera setup.
6). The Coolest feature of the Exynos 8895 is the VPU (Vision Processing Unit) it is a machine vision technology which can understand an object and also it’s movements based on the inputs coming from the camera. Essentially could be a great feature for the manufacturers looking for AR support from the next generation of processors.
7). The ARM Mali G71 GPU is said to offer 1.6 times the performance benefit compared to the Mali T880 MP12 GPU, an essential boost required to have a flawless VR and AR experience in the next generation of smartphones.
Samsung Exynos 8890 looks very impressive and could get the desired boost to the Samsung Sales which suffered last year to the faulty batteries on Note 7. Samsung also has sold the Exynos series processor to the OEM’s like Meizu in the past and the 8895 can also come in smartphones other than made by Samsung.
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.
Also, there was a leak from Evan Blass earlier which shared more details about the Samsung S8 Specs. There are rumors stating that the Samsung S8 and S8 plus will go on sale on April 21 while the LG G6 is expected to hit the markets early on 10th March 2017.
Leaked Specs by Evan Blass on Twitter
There is however no mention of processor and the Ram also looks lower when compared to the 6 GB Ram which every other smartphone manufacturer is shipping with the mobiles. Frankly I don’t think Samsung will not include a 6 GB RAM variant as they have already started offering 6 GB RAM in smartphones like the Samsung C9 Pro.
The earphones tuned by AKG – looks like a nice touch from Samsung though the music experience on the Samsung devices has been hapless so far compared to Apple.