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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

Anthony Garreffa | Feb 23, 2017 at 3:20 am CST (1 min, 7 secs time to read)

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 |

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.

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Anthony Garreffa

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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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