Samsung Unveils Monster Exynos 8895 10nm FinFET Octal-Core SoC For Mobile Devices

Exynos 9 Series 3D
Samsung today announced that it has begun mass producing its Exynos 9 series 8895 application processor (AP), the first processor chipset built on an advanced 10-nanometer FinFET manufacturing process. It is expected that the Exynos 8895 will find its way into one of the versions of Samsung's next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S8, which is slated to arrive sometime after Mobile World Congress.

According to Samsung, the move to a 10nm FinFET process node comes with an improved 3D transistor structure that allows for up to a 27 percent bump in performance while consuming 40 percent less power compared to 14nm technology. Samsung also says the Exynos 8895 is the first processor of its kind to feature a gigabit LTE modem supporting five carrier aggregation, or 5CA, with a theoretical maximum throughput of 1Gbps down and 150Mbps up.

Samsung Exynos 9

"In addition to being built on the most advanced 10nm FinFET process technology, the new Exynos 9 Series 8895 incorporates Samsung’s cutting-edge technologies including a 2nd generation custom CPU, gigabit LTE modem, and more," said Ben Hur, Vice President of System LSI marketing at Samsung Electronics. "With industry leading technologies like VPU, the Exynos 8895 will drive the innovation of next generation smartphones, VR headsets, and automotive infotainment system."

The Exynos 8895 is an octa-core processor consisting of four second-generation CPU cores that Samsung custom designed and four ARM Cortex-A53 cores. All eight cores are able to work together using Samsung Coherent Interconnect (SCI) technology, a heterogeneous system architecture that allows for faster performance in a range of applications, including artificial intelligence and deep learning, two of the hottest trends in technology at the moment.

In keeping with the times, the Exynos 8895 also sports an advanced MFC that supports video recording and playback at up to 4K Ultra HD at 120 frames per second. Samsung says video quality is improved as well, which will lead to more immersive VR experiences.