Samsung intros the Exynos 9 Series 8895, a powerful octa-core processor for high-end phones

Samsung intros the Exynos 9 Series 8895, a powerful octa-core processor for high-end phones
Samsung just announced a new high-end mobile processor: the octa-core Exynos 9 Series 8895, which is bound to power select smartphones coming later this year. Just like Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 - which is actually developed in collaboration with Samsung - the Exynos 9 Series 8895 is built on a 10nm (nanometer) process technology. This enables it to deliver up to 27% higher performance compared to chipsets built on 14nm technology (like the Snapdragon 821), while also draining up to 40% less power.

The Exynos 9 Series 8895 has four custom CPU cores, plus four Cortex-A53 cores (with a maximum processing frequency that hasn't been revealed), and includes a Mali-G71 GPU. It supports displays with resolutions up to WQUXGA (3840 x 2400) or 4K UHD (4096 x 2160), as well as video recording and playback in 4K UHD at 120fps. Furthermore, there's support for cameras up to 28 MP, including front and rear cameras with dual sensors.

According to Samsung, the new processor is the first of its kind to feature an LTE modem with support for five carrier aggregation (aka 5CA). Thus, it will be able to deliver download speeds of up to 1 Gbps (1 Gigabit per second), and upload speeds of up to 150 Mbps.

Another notable thing is that the Exynos 8895 comes with a separate processing unit dedicated to enhanced security solutions - including both iris and fingerprint recognition.

Samsung says that the Exynos 9 Series 8895 is already in mass production, and we assume that this new chipset will be found inside the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. However, this may be true only for the international variants of the phones, as the US models might be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835.


source: Samsung

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51 Comments

1. askarak

Posts: 23; Member since: Aug 25, 2015

Great news! Last year Exynos GS7 was better than the Snap one, this time it may happen again. Going to look for Exynos GS8

10. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Yes the Exynos variant was better but only because of the better battery life, and seeing that samsung is actually helping develop the SD835 well if the efficiency is the same as the E8895 then the power both CPU and GPU is bound to be better. I wouldn't decided anything without benchmarks and reviewers personal opinions.

16. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Not only battery life, but also in terms of performance and memory management ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=233f0ewFWGk ), but that's mainly due to Samsung being too cheap to optimize their software for the SD chipset. All their SD devices are half-assed and not worth the price IMO, that's the main reason I returned my Note 7 before the fiasco even started...

18. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

True, I agree. I was only thinking about the energy efficiency and GPU/CPU when I commented lol.

23. vincelongman

Posts: 5755; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

This. Samsung really should start putting more effort into their SD phones The 820/821 were worse in CPU performance and CPU efficiency The 820/821 were better in GPU performance and GPU efficiency Qualcomm's CPU team need to stop letting the rest of their teams down This year Qualcomm are using ARM cores, so the gap between Qualcomm's CPU and Samsung's CPU should be smaller The Mali G71 MP20 is going to be a huge upgrade Will be interesting to see how the Adreno 540 compares

34. WPX00

Posts: 512; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

Qualcomm is not using ARM Cores in 835. They're using custom Kryo 280 cores.

39. vincelongman

Posts: 5755; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

45. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Go read on the older SD they are all based on standard arm core.

29. Instigator

Posts: 39; Member since: Feb 11, 2017

The 'Samsung being too cheap to optimize their software for the SD' shows how intellectually bereft you are. People like you spread disinformation, and sheep just believe it. There is zero proof of your claim, and it would be illogical, as Samsung compete in the US for sales against other SD powered devices. You don't know how business works, you are naive. The reason the S7 'may' have been slower than other SD 820 powered devices is because of their heavy UI skin. The fact that the Exynos scores higher in benchmarks and has far superior battery life to SD 820 powered devices should be a pretty big clue. I guess that's too difficult for people like you to work out.

44. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

instigator 0 proof? Why my LG G5 is better all around ( beside battery as the S7 has a bigger battery slightly ) than the S7 on SD? care to explain thats? go around compare benchmark for proof you idiot samsung lover.

48. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

"There is zero proof of your claim" How do you think devices like the OnePlus 3 are able to perform so much better with the same chipset? Sticking your head in the sand doesn't make evidence that's all over the internet suddenly disappear... "The reason the S7 'may' have been slower than other SD 820 powered devices is because of their heavy UI skin" Not just slower, also terrible when it comes to memory mangement, neither of those affect devices like the OnePlus 3 with similar chipset, nor did it affect earlier Exynos variants of the S series which were obviously lower performing than the SD820. The fact that you're well aware that they're selling you a lower performing device at similar price, yet still have the audacity to defend them just shows what a mindless SD!ck sucker you are. You're no different from those mindless iSheep, you're merely on the other side of the fence.

40. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Better at overheating? sure.. Better on Battery sure. but everything else its was egual or worst.

2. jove39

Posts: 2148; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

"...video recording and playback in 4K UHD at 120fps..." Wow.

9. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

It will be pretty useless. Since I don't see there is any image sensor that can support such high framerate 4k. Also, the 835 can only encode 4k30, so Samsung can't leverage even 4k60 even if there was a sensor capable.

22. vincelongman

Posts: 5755; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

In reply to Tyrion_Lannister There's a bug making me reply to the wrong person Depends on what sensor Samsung get The IMX377 and IMX378 can record 4K60 https://www.xda-developers.com/sony-imx378-comprehensive-breakdown-of-the-google-pixels-sensor-and-its-features/

24. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

The bug is with the threading. The notification is still being sent to me. Then again, since the 835 can't record in 4k60, Samsung can't use it for the international variant.

27. vincelongman

Posts: 5755; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

That's good, I also write that so it's clear to other reading My guess is the Exynos models will have 4K60fps, while the SD models are 4K30fps Unless they have another dedicated ISP in the SD model, but that's highly unlikely

28. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

They did it with the S4, where the exynos had 720p@120 and the SD didn't. So it's possible. However, I won't hold my breath for that. Galaxy s8 is turning out to be a meh phone aside from chipset and design. Same camera, same battery with bigger screen, no home button and so on. I'm happy owning a oneplus 3 that I won't be tempted to upgrade.

43. FowLang

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

Sony just released one a month or so ago.. theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2017/2/7/14532610/sony​-smartphone-camera-sensor-1000-fps

17. kamejoko

Posts: 253; Member since: Nov 10, 2011

Mali G71 MP20

3. JC557

Posts: 1925; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

The 1gbps was to be expected as qualcomm and intel have theirs ready to go as well.

4. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

ARM is really an amazing computing architecture giving high performance and power saving gain year after year.

5. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1849; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Que up the apple trolls that will say this processor is a waste and is not needed blah blah blah...

11. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Especially the snake which got sharp neck and an Android kid-haters.

6. aman5mathur

Posts: 242; Member since: Mar 28, 2014

I wish Samsung gave us the freedom to choose between their phones of different chipset models. Gosh it'd be so damn good!

8. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Agree I really want the exynos in my note 8. But won't stop me if it doesn't.

7. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

waiting for the stupid LG fanboy "You_Dont_Say" who cant accept that LG phones have been failing, thus attacking Samsung

12. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2275; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

More yawn! 2600 single core / 7500 multicore A11 5000 single core / 7000 multicore Which one is better?

13. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2275; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

A trusted source says the 8895 is 2301 single core and 7019 multiscore. Still weak!

20. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Wonder which "trusted source" you talking about, but the 8895 definitely tops 2.5k in single core.

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