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Samsung's new Exynos 9 chip: 4K 120FPS camera tech

Samsung unveils its new Exynos 8895 flagship processor, catching up to the Snapdragon 835 from Qualcomm.

Published Feb 23, 2017 3:20 AM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:56 AM CST
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Samsung has just officially unveiled its next-gen Exynos 9 Series of processors, led by the Exynos 9 Series 8895 - Samsung's first processor to use 10nm FinFET technology.

Samsung's new Exynos 9 chip: 4K 120FPS camera tech | TweakTown.com

Samsung's new Exynos 9 Series 8895 is the first processor to have a gigabit LTE modem that supports five carrier aggregation, or 5CA. This means Exynos 8895-powered smartphones will be capable of 1Gbps downlink speeds, and 150Mbps uploads.

The new Exynos 8895 has an 8-core processor at its heart, with 4K video support thanks to ARM's latest Mali-G71 GPU, and when teamed with the advanced MFC (multi-format codec) it will support video recording and playback at a huge 4K 120FPS. This is a huge deal, as it means Samsung's new Galaxy S8 might be capable of 4K 120FPS support... which would be, in the words of Ron Burgundy, that would be "kind of a big deal".

Better yet, 4K 120FPS allows for some serious VR upgrades to the next-gen Gear VR headset... which would see an 8-core processor capable of 4K 120FPS camera capture, and what could be a big upgrade on the VR side of things? The next generation of smartphones could have 120Hz displays, which would be amazing.

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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