The Samsung Exynos 8895 processor powering the Galaxy S8 might have up to three variants

The Samsung Exynos 8895 processor powering the Galaxy S8 might have up to three variants
More details about the Exynos 8895 chipset which will be used in the upcoming Galaxy S8 have surfaced. A report coming from China says that the chipset is being built in two variants: the Exynos 8895M and the Exynos 8895V. Both will be made by Samsung on the company’s 10nm FinFET process. They are said to feature octa-core processors which combine four Exynos M2 CPU cores (clocked at up to 2.5GHz) and four Cortex A53 CPU cores (clocked at up to 1.7GHz).

Additionally, Samsung will once again take advantage of ARM’s GPU technology by using its latest design, the Mali-G71. It's a highly customizable product that will be present in different variations across the chipsets utilizing it. Thus, the Exynos 8895M will be using a 20-core variant, while the Exynos 8895V will make do with an 18-core configuration.

In line with today's high-end standards, both chipsets will support fast UFS 2.1 storage, LPDDR4 RAM, and integrated Cat. 16 LTE modems. In the second half of 2017, Samsung might introduce a third Exynos 8895 variant with an updated Shannon 359 modem that will be compatible with CDMA networks.

We'll learn more about the beast driving the Galaxy S8 in the months ahead. Samsung's flagship is expected to incorporate both the Exynos 8895 and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 in different parts of the world. The two cutting-edge chipsets will likely establish a performance parity, with one potentially being very slightly faster or more energy-efficient than the other. Both processors will be manufactured on Samsung's 10nm process.

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9 Comments

1. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"Thus, the Exynos 8895M will be using a 20-core variant, while the Exynos 8895V will make do with an 18-core configuration." Wow, that's sounding pretty beastly already.

9. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

That's the GPU, and I'm not sure how it'll be clocked. Hopefully not too high, as that many cores have no need for high clocks

2. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

They lower the frequency from 650 mhz ( t880mp12 ) to 550 mhz and multiple the number of cores to 20 ..... The main raison behind this is to avoid huge drops in frequency and overheat I like what samsung did here

3. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

None of this will matter, unless Samsung has i.prived how their phones handles native Amdepd features vs what is being offered in TW.. Task switching needs some work. But it all sounds pretty good. So the next Note is gonna be a monster and I should wait for it

4. raerae

Posts: 56; Member since: Jul 30, 2015

Whatever it is. As long as it doesn't explode.

5. chenski

Posts: 759; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

Make it thicker and it won't, nothing wrong with sacrificing a bit of beauty for safety

6. det_bradlee

Posts: 161; Member since: Jun 08, 2015

It's time to dump CDMA.

7. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Does this matter? Will this be in the US variants?

8. Trex95

Posts: 2380; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Singlecore still not as good as A10.

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