In the 5G era, smartphone processors are becoming more and more important. Now most China-based first-tier manufacturers rely on Qualcomm’s and MediaTek’s 5G processors. But this situation will soon change. It turns out that Xiaomi will begin using Samsung’s Exynos processors next year. Moreover, besides Xiaomi, other Chinese brands such as OPPO and VIVO will also use Exynos chips in their smartphones.
Everyone knows that Samsung is also very strong in smartphone processors field. The performance of high-end Exynos processors is not weaker than that of Qualcomm and Huawei. However, in the 4G era, for various reasons, only Meizu used Exynos chips in its handsets. Other Chinese mainstream brands did not purchase it.
Since last year, VIVO has become the first company to cooperate with Samsung and launched the China market custom 5G processor. The first product came with the Exynos 980. If you guess, we are talking about the VIVO G1 5G handset. In this regard, on November 12, Samsung will unleash the next-gen flagship Exynos 1080 processor. If no accidents, VIVO will debut it.
The Exynos 1080 processor is based on a 5nm process and uses four Cortex-A78 large cores and four Cortex-A55 small cores. The GPU is Mali-G78. This is the world’s first 5nm A78 flagship chip.
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In terms of performance, the current benchmark data of AnTuTu is 693,600 points. The CPU score is 181,099; the GPU score is 297,676, the MEM score is 115,169; the UX score is 99,656. As you can see, the performance of the Exynos 1080 has surpassed the Snapdragon 865 and the Snapdragon 865 Plus. Moreover, it is slightly lower than that of the Kirin 9000. The overall performance is very powerful.
According to the latest news, Samsung’s LSI division plans to supply Exynos processors to companies such as Xiaomi, OPPO and VIVO in 2021. The report did not give specific models, but the Exynos 1080 or even higher-end Exynos 2100 have all chances to appear on these Chinese brands’ models.
This simply means that in next year’s 5G processor market, Qualcomm and MediaTek will have greater pressure.