Samsung Unveils Octa-Core Exynos 9 Series 8895 Chip

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  1. Megalith

    Megalith 24-bit/48kHz Staff Member

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    It is now safe to assume that Samsung’s next Galaxy phones will continue the tradition of adopting either Snapdragon or Exynos chips. The company has just introduced the current version of the latter, which delivers up to 27% higher performance while using 40% less power. That’s all possible thanks to 10nm process technology. It may not be worth stressing over which kind of processor you get this time, but it does sound like it has a more capable modem compared to the competition.

    The Exynos 9 Series 8895 has four custom CPU cores, plus four Cortex-A53 cores (with a maximum processing frequency that hasn't been revealed), and includes a Mali-G71 GPU. It supports displays with resolutions up to WQUXGA (3840 x 2400) or 4K UHD (4096 x 2160), as well as video recording and playback in 4K UHD at 120fps. Furthermore, there's support for cameras up to 28 MP, including front and rear cameras with dual sensors. According to Samsung, the new processor is the first of its kind to feature an LTE modem with support for five carrier aggregation (aka 5CA). Thus, it will be able to deliver download speeds of up to 1 Gbps (1 Gigabit per second), and upload speeds of up to 150 Mbps.
     
  2. Domingo

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    Sigh...please either drop or overhaul TouchWiz...
     
  3. -PK-

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    At this point I'm sure carriers don't even know what touchwiz is anymore. It's probably on there because it's included in the marketing department's email of bundled apps and buzzwords.
     
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    I know most users don't. If Samsung could ever improve their software I'd go back in a second. At this point I'd probably go back to Apple ahead of Samsung. At least then I don't have slow updates, 2 (mostly awful) versions of every app, 2 stores, and a bloated ugly ass skin on top of everything. Yet Samsung's hardware is fan-freakin-tastic. It's like having one of those sports cars that only has a radio and manual windows.
     
  5. MrTryfe

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    I still can't find anything concrete regarding Samsung's software support cycle. I've seen some people say that Samsung supports their devices for 2 years because of Qualcomm, but I purchased a Galaxy Tab in 2015, and got one update in my entire time using it. Their phones also seem to be supported for about a year and a half. What's their excuse for not supporting phones longer if they're using their own chip?

    Say what you will about Apple, but they make Android look like a joke in this area. They supported an iPad I had for work, for nearly 5 years. Haven't seen any Android manufacturer come close.
     
  6. NeoNemesis

    NeoNemesis 2[H]4U

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    Koreans tend do be great at hardware and shit at software.

    I dare any of you to try to use their online banking system. It's an ActiveX laden monstrosity that only half works with Internet Explorer.
     
  7. ZacharyS

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    To be fair, that is only the case because of outdated laws that require them to use Active X, I can assure not many of their developers are happy about it :p
     
  8. NeoNemesis

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    Ya I know. It's a complete nightmare though. Plus, you need your fucking ID number for everything. \