Samsung this week announced that it will release its new flagship processor Exynos 1080. It sounds not as attractive as Qualcomm’s statement, but you should know this chip is going to be the industry’s first A78 chip based on the 5nm process. Moreover, the first smartphone powered by this SoC is going to be the Samsung Galaxy A72.
Samsung Exynos 1080 Key Parameters
The Samsung Exynos 1080 will use Samsung’s own most advanced 5nm LPE process, which is two generations past the 8nm process used in the previous generation Exynos 980. At the same time, the Exynos 1080 will also use ARM’s latest Cortex-A78 and Cortex-A55 dual-cluster CPU architecture. Plus, there will be the integrated GPU upgraded to ARM’s latest Mali-G78.
It is reported that the CPU performance of this processor can be increased by 20%, and the GPU performance can be increased by 25%. AnTuTu’s running points can reach 650,000, tying the current Snapdragon 865 Plus.
Samsung will officially release Exynos 1080 in Q4 this year. Apart from the Samsung Galaxy A72, VIVO will be another brand to launch a smartphone featuring this chip. This will happen in the Q4. But at the moment, we can’t claim which smartphone will appear on the market sooner – the alleged VIVO X60 or the Galaxy A72.
VIVO or Samsung?
Recall that retail stores in China are already advertising the Vivo X60; calling it “the professional flagship in the field of imaging”. Obviously, the successor to the Vivo X50 series should get an excellent camera. However, there are no details on the smartphone yet. This information was published by the trusted insider Ice Universe.
Currently, the Samsung Exynos 990 SoC is the company’s flagship chip that is installed on its premium smartphones. They include the Galaxy S20 and Note 20 series. The Exynos 990 is 20% faster than its predecessor. And it uses two Mongoose-5 performance cores, two Cortex-A76 mid-performance cores and four Cortex-A55 ‘little’ cores for background tasks and efficiency. Thus, with the release of a new chip, Samsung makes its SoCs perform noticeably faster than the previous models. Anyways, the 7nm process chip hence featured a combination of ARM’s and Samsung’s own chips. After the Exynos 990 faced considerable criticism for falling behind in performance to its Snapdragon peers, it remains to be seen if Samsung reverts back entirely to using ARM chips only, in its upcoming flagship SoC.
Earlier, some media reported that Samsung is preparing for next year’s smartphone war. It is estimated that 300 million smartphones will be shipped in 2021, an increase of 15%.