Samsung announces Exynos 9 processor to debut on Galaxy S8

Samsung has announced the next generation of its in-house SoC, the Exynos 8895

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    • 27 percent faster processing
    • 40 percent less power consumption
    • Supports 4K VR and gaming

After teasing its new in-house processor on Twitter a few days ago, Samsung has now finally taken the wraps off its latest high-end Exynos processor. The new chipset, called the Exynos 9 Series 8895, is a step towards faster processing and better LTE speeds on mobile systems.

Samsung claims that the new Exynos 9, which happens to be its first processor to support gigabit LTE, will perform 27 percent faster than its predecessor and also consume 40 percent less power.

As speculated earlier, Samsung has moved to a 10nm process for the Exynos 9, much like the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, to bring a higher level of efficiency into the processor. Previously, these high-end processors used a 14nm process. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 also claims to have a 25 percent drop in power consumption. All this is essentially going to translate into better performance with longer battery lives on flagship-level smartphones.

The Exynos 8895 is an octa-core processor, with improvements made for graphic performance and imaging. Samsung claims that the chipset will support dual camera setups, which are rapidly becoming a popular feature, and cameras with a resolution of up to 28 megapixels. Another imaging improvement comes in terms of better video capture support, which is claimed to be up to 120fps for 4K resolution. The GPU has also been made more efficient to include better compatibility with 4K virtual reality (VR) and gaming.

Samsung has stated that the chip will deliver a faster LTE experience by adding tech that can enable the phone to receive multiple data streams simultaneously. This will result in download speeds of up to 1Gbps and upload speeds of up to 150 Mbps.

The Exynos 8895 is already under mass production, as claimed by Samsung. Since Samsung has a tradition of launching its phones with a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor in some markets, but variants of same phone with Exynos in other markets, we can expect this to see this chip in action on the upcoming Galaxy S8.