Samsung is among the biggest names when it comes to the world of smartphone technology. The company is also involved in various other businesses, and microchips is one of the biggest of them. Samsung usually uses Qualcomm chips, but they also have their own series of processors, the Exynos processors that they have been increasingly using. Their gen next smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S8 will run on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (co-produced by Samsung), and Samsung’s own, Exynos 9 Series 8895 processor that was released today.
Exynos 9 Series 8895 processors are based on 10nm FinFET technology, which offer the users with a 27% more performance efficient and 40% more power efficient usage than 14nm processors. Samsung’s latest processor runs on 8 cores, 4 of which are Samsung’s own, which focus on the power efficiency and performance optimization. The other four cores are the Cortex-A53 cores.
Samsung’s Exynos 9 Series 8895 processor is also the first Samsung processor to feature a gigabit LTE modem which supports 5 carrier aggregation, giving it a major edge when it comes to internet speeds. The processor also features a Mali-G71 GPU, which allows the devices to deliver an ‘unsurpassed multimedia experience’ and ‘next level 3D graphic performance’. This GPU allows recording of 4K videos at 120 frames per second. It also helps view 4K UHD VR content in a much better manner.
In addition to this, the Exynos 9 Series 8895 also features a VPU (Vision Processing Unit), that helps improve video tracking, panoramic image processing, and machine vision technology. It is indeed quite a major breakthrough for Samsung! The processor also has a dedicated unit that helps facilitate secure mobile payments and focuses on security measures like iris scanning and fingerprint scanning. The processor is highly anticipated to be a part of the Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone, though this has not been officially announced at the moment! Stay tuned with us for more updates on the S8.