During an event streamed online from Shanghai, China, Samsung unveiled the Exynos 1080 chipset. Now, the company decided to publish an official introduction video to highlight some of the features brought by this chipset. The video was published on Youtube and didn’t provide any technical information but tries to build the hype for the new chipset. It’s a new 5G chipset meant for some of the Galaxy handsets out of the flagship spectrum.
Samsung needs a capable chipset to boost the 5G across its mid-range phones, or premium mid-ranges if you prefer. The new chipset will power the next generation of high-end 5G smartphones from Samsung and possibly other phones from other manufactures. Samsung still is keen that other companies will adopt its Exynos chipset solution. The chipset brings an integrated 5G model and Samsung states that this chipset will be enough to deliver “groundbreaking” downlink speeds of up to 5.1Gbps at sub-6Ghz networks.
Since everything nowadays circulates through “AI’ waters, the company brings an NPU (Neural Processing Unit) in this chipset to boost its AI capabilities. According to the report, the NPU can offer up to 5.7 TOPs of performance, providing a huge increase in the AI capabilities of devices powered by the Exynos 1080.
A powerful 5nm architecture with Cortex-A78 cores
The promotional video highlights Exynos 1080 SoC is one of the first chipsets to get ARM’s new Cortex-A78 CPU cores. The phone packs a Cortex-A78 core that operates at 2.8GHz. It also has three more Cortex-A78 cores at 2.6GHz. In this architecture, Samsung can tweak the cores individually. Last but not least, the chipset brings four power-efficient Cortex-A55 cores operating at 2.0GHz. The SoC supports cutting edge LPDDR5 RAM standard and UFS 3.1 storage. It also is a capable gaming chipset thanks to the use of a Mali-G78 MP10 GPU.
The chipset brings HDR10+ and support for screens with up to 144Hz of refresh rate at Full HD+ resolution. When it comes to the camera department, the device supports camera sensors up to 200MP. While there isn’t a commercially available chipset with this resolution yet, it will be ready once Samsung deploys a sensor with that capability. It also comes with HDR10+ video recording in 4K UHD.
Worth noting that this chipset is Samsung’s first processor designed and produced on a 5nm EUV-based FinFET process. It provides massive energy (power and heat) savings but boosts performance some level beyond the 7nm standard.
According to reports, the Exynos 1080 will make its big debut early next year inside of a Vivo smartphone. The anti-Exynos gang will have to deal with the fact that Samsung’s chipset division seems to be alive and kicking.