Samsung’s first chip manufactured using a 10nm FinFET process is coming soon.
The Samsung Exynos 9 Series 8895 processor is an octa-core chip that will likely be used in some models of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone, although the US version of the phone is expected to feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip.
The company says the new Exynos 8895 processor offers up to 27 percent better performance while using 40 percent less power than its predecessors.
The Exynos 8895 chip features four custom Samsung CPU cores as well as four lower-power ARM Cortex-A53 CPU cores as well as ARM Mali-G71 graphics with support for 3D graphics and 4K virtual virtual reality experiences.
It supports video recording at up to 4K resolutions at 120 frames per second, and the chip has a Vision Processing Unit for tracking movement. That comes into play when creating panoramic images, using video tracking features, or machine vision applications.
Other features include an embedded Gigabit LTE modem with support for download speeds up to 1 Gbps, and a separate processing unit for secure mobile payments using fingerprint or iris recognition.