Samsung‘s Exynos 9 series 8895 chips have now entered mass production. The octa-core Exynos 8895, expected to be housed in one variant of the Galaxy S8, is Samsung’s first to make use of 10-nanometer FinFET process technology, which could contribute to “up to 27% higher performance” while consuming “40% less power” when compared to previous 14nm technology.

The chip is comprised of four of Samsung’s 2nd gen custom (M2) CPU cores in addition to four Cortex-A53 cores and should allow for faster LTE speeds thanks to its gigabit modem that supports five carrier aggregation (5CA) — providing “max.1Gbps (Cat.16) downlink with 5CA and 150 Mbps (Cat.13) uplink with 2CA,” according to Samsung.

The Exynos 8895 is also said to deliver “next level” graphical performance, including reduced latency from 4K VR, thanks to a Mali-G71 GPU. Samsung says performs 60% better than its predecessor and the 8895’s advanced Multi-Format Codec (MFC) enables recording and playback of video content up to 4K at 120 fps.

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Support for 28 MP cameras is also included and a dual image signal processor will help create a “DSLR-like photography experience,” says Samsung. Enhanced security features, and better infrastructure for AI and deep learning, round off the core details.

The new chipset will go up against the Snapdragon 835 SoC from Qualcomm they arrive later this year. As both chips are likely to ship in different versions of the Galaxy S8, a like-for-like comparison shouldn’t be too difficult.

For more on the Exynos 8895, visit the official Samsung semiconductor site at the link, and let us know your thoughts on it in the comments.

Scott Adam Gordon
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  • Balach Baloch

    Qualcomm is Qualcomm, yet Samsung is not a small company but making CPUs is an art which in the mobile technology Qualcomm leads like Intel does in the computers technology. I don’t want to classify or negate the Sammy boys advancements in many areas including chip making, and to tell the truth I am a fan of Galaxies but still i hiddenly dream of an iPhone 7 with its unchallenged performance. Samsung may have advanced in nanotechnology but they couldn’t prove they have a good DSLR camera, like Canon or Nikon

    • S6andNote4isBoss

      No iPhone 7 camera tops any DSLR camera or Canon and Nikon. Sleeping on Samsung seems typical of people in the technology game without Samsung nothing goes period.

      Last I checked it’s Samsung’s 10nm FINFIT processes inside the Snapdragon 835 and no handset will see the Snapdragon 835 till June maybe July at best.

      Meanwhile Samsung’s Exynos (9) 9810 to exact is something that will be industry leading as well.

      At the end of the day Samsung Samsung has the best of both worlds Qualcomm and their own chip.

      I’ve said since March 2011 Samsung is technology and Android period everything else matters.

      • 40jimlloyd40

        Isn’t Samsung going to start selling the S8 in March with the 835?

        • Happy

          April 21

      • FINFIT?

      • Kunal Narang

        If Samsung is technology, what are you doing on an Android website?

  • Sounds like an absolute BEAST! Bring on the S8! 😃

  • James Theodore Retuya

    Exynos has been bringing the fight to snapdragon for a couple of years now, actually recently winning such fights. I’d prefer a significantly more power efficient chipset over an only slightly more powerful one any day. And that’s not saying snapdragon is the more powerful one at all.

  • Don’t worry, it won’t come to US.
    (Sarcasm of course)

    • SiliconAddic

      I’ll import if necessary as long as it works on T Mobile’s network. Sounds like the thing is also going to ship with 6GB of RAM. What is it with Samsung frak’n over the states with lower end hardware?

  • Om Prakash Nath

    Mali is always inferior to Adreno.

  • Keith Borger

    What happened to the new Exynos 9810?

  • Malaysia should get this… :)