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Samsung's unannounced Exynos 8895 chipset appears on Zauba

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Samsung's unannounced Exynos 8895 chipset appears on Zauba
According to India's import/export web site Zauba, Samsung has shipped a pair of boards into the country for testing. Perhaps this isn't the most exciting news of the day in the wireless industry, except for one major part of the story that we haven't mentioned until now. Contained on both test boards is the unannounced Exynos 8895 SoC.

Samsung's current top-of-the-line chipset is the Exynos 8890, which is employed on both the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge. A video showing a prototype of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 that we showed you yesterday, revealed that the phablet was also running the Exynos 8890 SoC. There had been rumors that a Exynos 8893 chip would debut on the Galaxy Note 7, but that does not appear to be the case.

Producing the Exynos 8895 is no different than Qualcomm's introduction earlier this month of the Snapdragon 821 chipset. While still employing a quad-core CPU using Qualcomm's home grown Kryo cores, clock speed is 10% to 25% faster on the Snapdragon 821. The speed of the high-performance cluster on the Snapdragon 821 rises to 2.4GHz from 2.2GHz on the current chip. The battery saving cluster rises from 1.6GHz on the Snapdragon 820 chip to 2.0GHz on the Snapdragon 821 SoC. Qualcomm's next major Snapdragon release is expected to be the 830 chipset.

In the same vein, we don't expect the Exynos 8895 to be Sammy's next major chip which means we wouldn't expect to find it powering the Samsung Galaxy S8 next year.

The Exynos 8895 chipset appears on India's import-export site Zauba

The Exynos 8895 chipset appears on India's import-export site Zauba

source: Zauba

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posted on 29 Jul 2016, 00:31 8

1. manojmcn (Posts: 624; Member since: 16 Jul 2015)

Must have for Note7 for a feel good factor.

posted on 29 Jul 2016, 00:33 8

2. zeeBomb (Posts: 2296; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)

I read the article this time...it's proven Exynos is years ahead of Qualcomm for octa core chipses.

posted on 29 Jul 2016, 00:56 5

3. kiko007 (Posts: 5217; Member since: 17 Feb 2016)

I'd assume they would be, seeing as Qualcomm has only produced one Octa-Core chip ever (810). The effort wasn't particularly well received by the tech world at large either. One could say it was a "HOT" topic.

.......I'll see myself out :D.

posted on 29 Jul 2016, 01:14 1

4. zeeBomb (Posts: 2296; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)

Uh..not just the 810, but the 615s and stuff too.

posted on 29 Jul 2016, 01:22 2

5. ibend (Posts: 6632; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)

the only snapdragon octa-core that worth to mention this year is SD652 which still around kirin 955 performance level :-/

posted on 29 Jul 2016, 01:53

6. SYSTEM_LORD (Posts: 1008; Member since: 05 Oct 2015)

And we'll also be talking about the 625 once it's released

posted on 29 Jul 2016, 08:43 2

14. sgodsell (Posts: 4754; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)

The GPU on the SD 820 kicks the Exynos 8890 to the curb. It's almost double the Exynos Mali GPU.

posted on 29 Jul 2016, 02:56 3

9. uzimafioso (Posts: 461; Member since: 15 Jul 2014)

And Mali is way behind the Adreno in GPU tests. I don't understand the need for the highest Geekbench scores. What I want is a CPU that does both single core and multicore well and has a GPU capable enough of running 2k screens at a smooth frame rate.
What I really care about is that these SoCs along with their displays, modems and other internal components don't draw more power than the SD801. I would love 10 hrs screen on time with 3500 mAh batteries.

posted on 29 Jul 2016, 03:35 3

10. sarcastic_nerd (unregistered)

Stop drinking Qualcomm koolaid:


It's even ahead in some benchmarks.

I don't see the mali being way behind. The results are within margin of error. Not to mention that the mali is more efficient. So you can overclock it to perform higher than the adreno 530 with same power consumption.

- proud oneplus 3 owner.

posted on 29 Jul 2016, 05:08 1

11. vincelongman (Posts: 5048; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)

We dont have enough info on which GPUs are the most efficient

This is the most up to date info we have:
But it lacks both the 8890 and 820
Andrei from AnandTech is the only one who measures power efficiency
Unfortunately he hasn't review any phone since the Mate 8 (he's still working on deep drives into the 8890/820)

But it still shows how close the Mali and Adreno GPUs are in terms of efficiency
CPU efficiency is where Qualcomm has fallen behind, not GPU efficiency

Also saying Mali is better than Adreno is difficult since it depends on how the Mali is configured (and vice versa)
i.e. the Mali T880 on the 8890 will have different efficiency compared to the Mali T880 on the 950 since they are different in terms of number of clusters, clocks, memory bandwidth and process

Qualcomm/Samsung/Huawei can improve power efficient by using more GPU clusters and reducing the clockrate
But that requires more die space, which means higher costs

posted on 29 Jul 2016, 05:59

12. Amroze (banned) (Posts: 597; Member since: 04 Jul 2016)


posted on 29 Jul 2016, 01:57 1

7. chaosnightmare (Posts: 181; Member since: 20 May 2010)

Since this SoC it's unlikely to be considered a worthy upgrade for the S8 It would be sweet if Samsung secretly developed it for the note 7.

posted on 29 Jul 2016, 02:19 2

8. a.ahmadi97 (Posts: 15; Member since: 13 Mar 2015)

God I hope all those disappointing rumors about Note 7 are wrong...
Why 3500mAh/3600mAh and not 4000?
Why 4GB RAM and not 6GB?
Why SD820/Exynos 8890 and not SD821/Exynos 8893 or 8895?


posted on 29 Jul 2016, 07:58

13. xfire99 (Posts: 934; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)

What gonna Samsung sell next year, if they release new SoC 2-3 times in same year?

posted on 02 Aug 2016, 07:08

15. gsv619 (Posts: 54; Member since: 04 Apr 2014)

INR 36000+ just for the board?

If thats the case, whatever the phone it might come in will cost north of INR 70000 for sure.

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