- 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.
Samsung has launched its latest mid-range chipset, the Exynos 1080. Launched officially as the first chipset built by the company using the 5nm EUV FinFET process, the Exynos 1080 comes as a successor to the Exynos 980 with its integrated 5G modem.
The chipset uses an octa-core CPU configuration with a triple cluster design where there are four Cortex-A78 cores sat next to Cortex-A55 cores. Of these, the performance Cortex-A78 core run at 2.8GHz, while the other cluster of three Cortex-A78s is clocked at 2.6GHz. The energy-efficient A55 cores are clocked even lower at 2.0GHz. For graphics, the chipset relies on a Mali-G78 MP10 GPU.
Apart from this, the chipset brings a 5G integrated modem that supports Sub-6GHz and mmWave standards. The Exynos chipset also promises support for Cat.18 LTE downlink and uplink. Apart from this, it includes other connectivity options such as Bluetooth 5.2, other Wi-Fi bands, and FM Radio.
However, the biggest feature of the chipset is arguably its support for really high-resolution cameras. As it stands, the chipset supports up to 200-megapixel single camera or two 32-megapixel units in a dual set-up. The chipset also supports shooting videos in up to 4K@60fps.
There's 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 display front, the chipset can be paired with up to WQHD+ displays refreshing up to 90Hz or Full HD+ panels at up to 144Hz refresh rate. While not anything fancy for flagships, these are good numbers for a mid-range chip.
While the chip has been launched today we will have to wait for a little 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.