The successor to the Exynos 980 can be known as the 1080 and a Samsung researcher unveiled the primary particulars about it. Be aware that this isn’t Samsung’s prime chip for 2021, as an alternative will probably be utilized in high-end 5G telephones. vivo has first dibs and can in all probability used for an X-series telephone (the vivo X60 says Ice Universe).
The Exynos 1080 is a 5nm chipset, although the precise particulars on the manufacturing course of will not be recognized for now. It’ll be a part of the rising ranks of 5 nm chips, beginning with the Apple A14 but additionally together with the Snapdragon 875, Kirin 9000 and Samsung’s personal flagship chipset (the Exynos 2100).
The Exynos 1080 will function Cortex-A78 cores, changing the A77 discovered inside its predecessor. In response to ARM’s official numbers, the A78 operating at 2.1 GHz can ship 20% extra efficiency in the identical energy envelope than an A77 at 2.3 GHz. You possibly can anticipate the brand new Samsung chip to carry out a bit of higher than that because the Exynos 980 truly ran its A77 cores at 2.2 GHz.
For the GPU, the pure selection is the Mali-G78. That’s two generations newer than the G76 used within the 980 chip, so the end result must be a noticeable enhance in efficiency and effectivity, although that may rely on the configuration that Samsung makes use of (the 980 GPU had 5 cores).
This information was revealed by Dr. Pan Xuebao, the director of Samsung Semiconductor Analysis Institute in China. The complete announcement must be coming quickly.
This nonetheless leaves the Exynos 2100, the successor to the Exynos 990 that may energy some Galaxy S21 fashions early subsequent 12 months. The 990 was rather more superior than the 980 – constructed on a 7 nm course of (vs. 8 nm), it featured customized M5 CPU cores and a G77 GPU. This implies it’s totally believable that Samsung’s prime chip will use the Cortex-X1 CPU core as some leaks have instructed.