Samsung has announced its latest application processor for mobile devices, the Exynos 9 Series 8895. The new chip is an octa-core processor and Samsung's first to use the 10-nanometer FinFET process, allowing for up to 27% higher performance while reducing power consumption by 40%, compared to 14nm technology.

It also offers impressive imaging, video and machine vision features. The Exynos 8895 supports recording and playback of 4K video content at 120 frames per second with the latest video codecs, including HEVC(H.265), H.264 and VP9. The integrated Image Signal Processor (ISP) also supports 28MP still image resolution on rear and front cameras, Smart Wide Dynamic Range and PDAF. A dual-ISP design, one for high quality and one for low power consumption, allows for a variety of dual-camera setups while keeping power consumption at bay. 

In addition the chip features a VPU (Vision Processing Unit) which is designed for machine vision technology. The unit is capable of recognizing an item and its movements by analyzing visual information and enables features such as corner detection which is used for motion detection, image registration, video tracking and object recognition. The Exynos 9 Series 8895 is in mass production now and we should expect to see it implemented in high-end Samsung mobile devices any time soon.