Samsung tweets about the Exynos 8895 chipset, teases possible Galaxy Note 8 design at the same time

Samsung’s official Twitter account tweeted about a new Samsung Exynos 8895 System-on-Chip resting on what could be a tease of the yet to be announced Galaxy Note 8 smartphone.

As a recap, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is an unreleased device rumored to be shown off on August 23 at the next Samsung Unpacked event.

We have already seen a number of reports and rumored images of what the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 could look like, and the device under the Exynos 9-series chipset looks similar. Of course, Samsung typically takes design cues for the Galaxy Note flagship from the Galaxy S-family of devices. It would be completely logical if the up-and-coming Samsung Galaxy Note 8 were to look like a stretched Samsung Galaxy S8. This would mean a similar near-18:9 aspect ratio Samsung AMOLED panel, high-end internals, a good camera, and a large, carefully safety-checked battery. In short, everything that makes the Samsung Galaxy S8 a great device, but pumped up a little for the larger device, and bundled with the Samsung S Pen and some additional software features.

The Exynos 8895 has already been revealed by Samsung. This is a flagship-grade chipset built on a 10nm FinFET process. It is an octa-core, big.LITTLE design, paired up with a quad-core cluster of Samsung’s second generation custom application cores with a quad-core cluster of ARM Cortex-A53 cores. Samsung’s own data shows that the chipset offers 27% better performance and 40% less power consumption compared with a chip constructed at the 14nm size using LPE FinFET technology. The Exynos 8895 contains a gigabit-grade LTE modem capable of a theoretical 1Gbps download speed with five carrier aggregation. Samsung also utilizes the ARM Mali-G71. Furthermore, the Exynos 8895 supports iris and fingerprint recognition technologies and has a VPU (vision processing unit) designed to improve machine vision technology.

The Exynos 8895 could be used for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. The phone in the teaser image is almost certainly not the complete device: it’s missing a lock button for a start, although it is entirely possible that Samsung may have repositioned this. We don’t have long to wait as August 23 is rapidly approaching. 

SOURCE [Samsung Exynos on Twitter]
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