Samsung has launched its latest mid-range chipset, the Exynos 1080. Officially launched as the first chipset built by the company using the 5nm EUV FinFET process, the Exynos 1080 arrives as a successor to the Exynos 980 with its 5G modem. integrated.
The chipset uses an octa-core CPU configuration with a triple cluster design where there are four Cortex-A78 cores sitting next to the Cortex-A55 cores. Of these, the high-performance Cortex-A78 core runs at 2.8 GHz, while the other cluster of three Cortex-A78s are clocked at 2.6 GHz. The energy-efficient A55 cores are clocked even lower. at 2.0GHz. For graphics, the chipset is based on a Mali-G78 MP10 GPU.
In addition to this, the chipset carries an integrated 5G modem which supports Sub-6GHz and mmWave standards. The Exynos chipset also promises Cat.18 LTE downlink and uplink support. Apart from that, it includes other connectivity options like Bluetooth 5.2, other Wi-Fi bands and FM radio.
However, the chipset’s most important feature is arguably its support for high-resolution cameras. At present, the chipset supports a single camera of up to 200 megapixels or two 32-megapixel units in a dual configuration. The chipset also supports shooting video up to 4K at 60 fps.
There is also support for the latest LPDDR4x and LPDDR5 RAM chips for fast performance, and the SoC also adds support for UFS 3.1 storage. On the front of the display, the chipset can be paired with screens up to WQHD + that refresh up to 90Hz or Full HD + panels with a refresh rate of up to 144Hz. While nothing fancy for flagships, these are good numbers for a mid-range chip.
Even though the chip was launched today, we will have to wait a bit to get our hands on the first devices with these chipsets. In fact, the first phones using the chipsets are expected to arrive in early 2021, with Samsung already confirming that this Exynos chipset will eventually debut on a Vivo smartphone.
The chipset uses an octa-core CPU configuration with a triple cluster design. It also supports screens up to WQHD +.
- Samsung has launched a new mid-range Exynos chipset.
- The new Exynos 1080 SoC supports some high-end features.
- The chipset will debut on a Vivo smartphone.