Samsung today officially launched the Exynos 1080 processor. This microprocessor is manufactured on the Korean company’s 5nm EUV FinFET process. Samsung’s first 5nm processor promises significantly improved performance and battery savings, thanks to an increase in the number of transistors.
Exynos 1080 is a mid-range processor, successor to the Exynos 980 that Samsung currently uses on its Galaxy A smartphones. Exynos 980 was previously produced on the 8nm FinFET process, also the last Samsung processor produced using DUV technology, before moving to EUV.
According to Samsung, the Exynos 1080 offers 50% more powerful single-core processing performance, twice as powerful multi-core processing performance and 15% more battery savings than the Exynos 980.
The Exynos 1080 is a processor comprising one of the highest-performance Cortex-A78 2.8Ghz cores, three performance-balanced 2.6GHz Cortex-A78 cores, and four energy-efficient 2.0Ghz Cortex-A55 cores. This processor supports both LPDDR4x and LPDDR5 RAM as well as UFS 3.1 memory.
Samsung says the neural processing unit (NPU) and digital signal processor (DSP) allow the chip to run up to 5.7 trillion operations per second, which is a huge power to aid in. for artificial intelligence tasks.
The new Samsung processor comes with a Mali-G78 GPU, 10% more powerful than the high-end Exynos 990’s G77 GPU. Enables the Exynos 1080 to support WQHD + displays at 90Hz, or FHD + at 144Hz.
A 5G modem chip is also integrated inside the Exynos 1080 processor, compatible with both mmWave and sub-6GHz frequencies. Other wireless connections supported also include Bluetooth 5.2 and Wi-Fi 6.
The Exynos 1080 can handle up to 200MP single sensors or 32MP + 32MP dual cameras, and offers 4K video recording at 60fps.
With significant improvements, the Exynos 1080 makes us expect more high-end 5nm processor from Samsung, Exynos 2100, will be equipped for Galaxy S21 launched in January 2021.