A couple of days before the release of the Galaxy S21 flagships, Samsung held a presentation of the Exynos 2100 chip, which will form the basis of future devices. The title of the presentation “Exynos is back” seems to hint that powerful processors from the South Korean giant are returning and will soon stop all critics pointing that Snapdragon is better.
Exynos chip with AMD graphics coming soon
Objectively, there is enough negativity around Exynos SoCs, especially in terms of graphics performance. Users constantly resent the fact that you can’t play “normal” games on smartphones with Exynos. Fans of the company hope that critics will end and the users will be forced to stop trolling the chips of the South Korean giant after Samsung begins to install AMD graphics in its SoCs.
The fact that Samsung is preparing for an experiment with the transition to video accelerators by AMD has been said for a couple of years, but until yesterday there was no information that this would actually happen. And yesterday the business president of the company confirmed that they are creating a new flagship product with graphics technology based on AMD. But at the same time, he did not talk about the release time of such a platform and its characteristics.
But the Ice Universe insider assures us that we will not have to wait long. The Exynos 2100 is just the first product of Samsung’s achievements in 2021. A little later, he promises the release of the top-end Exynos chip with AMD graphics. It can even fit into the Galaxy Fold 3. This foldable smartphone is already promising to be a big deal with its sub-screen camera and new thin glass to protect the flexible panel.
Samsung Launches Exynos 2100 5G Chip
‘Our Exynos team has been committed to creating premium mobile computing experiences by bringing innovations to processors that are at the heart of today’s smart devices,’ said Inyup Kang, President of System LSI Business at Samsung Electronics. ‘Today we are delighted to introduce the Exynos 2100, our most advanced mobile processor yet. Armed with powerful processing technologies and an advanced 5G modem on a power-efficient 5nm process node; Exynos 2100 will set a new standard for tomorrow’s flagship mobile devices.’
The Exynos 2100 is Samsung’s first mobile chipset with integrated 5G. It is based on a 5nm EUV process. Compared with the previous generation products using 7nm process; the Exynos 2100 reduces power consumption by 20% and improves overall performance by 10%.
Moreover, the Exynos 2100 chip uses a three-cluster structure; including a 2.9GHz ARM Cortex-X1 super core, three Cortex-A78 cores and four Cortex-A55 cores.
‘The evolution of technologies such as 5G, advanced graphics and machine learning have been critical in enabling new mobile experiences,’ said Paul Williamson, Vice President and General Manager, Client Line of Business at Arm. ‘Arm and Samsung have collaborated closely to incorporate Arm’s powerful next-generation compute and graphics platform, at the heart of the Samsung Exynos 2100. As a result of our partnership, we are able to maximize performance and make these experiences a reality in next-generation mobile devices while delivering exceptional battery life.’
Samsung said that compared with previous products, the Exynos 2100 multi-core performance has increased by more than 30%.
In addition, the Exynos2100 uses ARM Mali-G78 GPU. The latter improves graphics performance by up to 40%. This chip also supports UFS 3.1 and UFS 2.1 storage. Plus, it can work with up to 200MP camera resolution.
Currently, Samsung’s Exynos 2100 chip has begun mass production. As Samsung’s flagship processor in 2021, the Galaxy S21 series will be the first smartphone coming with this chipset.