The successor to the Exynos 980 will likely be known as the 1080 and a Samsung researcher unveiled the primary particulars about it. Notice that this isn’t Samsung’s prime chip for 2021, as an alternative it will likely be utilized in high-end 5G telephones. vivo has first dibs and can in all probability used for an X-series cellphone (the vivo X60 says Ice Universe).
The Exynos 1080 is a 5nm chipset, although the precise particulars on the manufacturing course of should not recognized for now. It’s going to be a part of the rising ranks of 5 nm chips, beginning with the Apple A14 but in addition together with the Snapdragon 875, Kirin 9000 and Samsung’s personal flagship chipset (the Exynos 2100).
The Exynos 1080 will characteristic Cortex-A78 cores, changing the A77 discovered inside its predecessor. In keeping with 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.three GHz. You possibly can count on the brand new Samsung chip to carry out somewhat higher than that because the Exynos 980 truly ran its A77 cores at 2.2 GHz.
For the GPU, the pure alternative is the Mali-G78. That’s two generations newer than the G76 used within the 980 chip, so the end result ought to be a noticeable enhance in efficiency and effectivity, although that may depend upon the configuration that Samsung makes use of (the 980 GPU had 5 cores).
This data was revealed by Dr. Pan Xuebao, the director of Samsung Semiconductor Analysis Institute in China. The total announcement ought to 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. eight nm), it featured customized M5 CPU cores and a G77 GPU. This implies it’s fully believable that Samsung’s prime chip will use the Cortex-X1 CPU core as some leaks have recommended.