Unreleased Samsung Exynos 8895 Revealed By Zauba


Indian imports and export website, Zauba, is reporting that Samsung has imported two test boards containing a new and unannounced chipset, the Exynos 8895. This model designation is higher than Samsung's current 2016 Exynos flagship chipset, the 8890, which is used in some variants of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. The Exynos 8890 chipset has also appeared in benchmarks linked to the unreleased Samsung Galaxy Note 7. Earlier in the year we did see rumours that Samsung were preparing an improved variant of the Exynos 8890 badged as the Exynos 8893, which was said to be the beating heart of the Galaxy Note 7. It's possible that Samsung renamed the 8893 into the 8895, or this could be a new revision or redesign of the 8890.

Unfortunately, we have little in the way of details as to what the Exynos 8895 chipset will consist of. However, given the small uptick in model designation, it seems likely that the 8895 is a lightly polished variant of the 8890, similar in how Qualcomm have refined the Snapdragon 820 to produce the Snapdragon 821. The Exynos 8890 consists of an eight core, big.LITTLE design with a lower performance application processor made up of four ARM Cortex-A53 cores, clocked at up to 1.6 GHz. The higher performance cluster consists of a quad core Exynos M1 application processor, Samsung's own custom design. This tier has a maximum clock speed of 2.6 GHz in single or dual-core mode, which falls to 2.3 GHz for triple or quad-core operation. Complementing these eight application cores, Samsung have used the ARM Mali-T880MP12 GPU. It would be logical for a polished variant of the Exynos 8890 to feature either higher clock speeds for the individual application cores, or perhaps Samsung have improved the design such that the higher performance tier can run all four Exynos M1 cores at 2.6 GHz? It is also possible that they have revised or improved the GPU performance.

However, the Exynos 8895 is not likely to be Samsung's 2017 flagship chipset and we don't expect to see it in the next Galaxy S flagship, the S8. Instead, the 8895 might still see service in the Galaxy Note 7 (expected to be unveiled in early August) or perhaps in another unnamed and unannounced tablet. Alternatively, the 8895 might only be manufactured in limited quantities for experimental or development purposes. We will need to wait and see if Samsung include the Exynos 8895 in any devices due out in the coming months.

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