Samsung announces the Exynos 1080, its first 5nm chipset
Samsung’s next-generation midrange chipset is finally here – meet the Exynos 1080. It is officially the first platform by the Korean company built on the 5nm EUV FinFET technology and comes as a successor to the Exynos 980 with its integrated 5G modem.
Samsung has decided to go with an octa-core CPU with triple cluster design featuring four Cortex-A78 cores and four Cortex-A55 units. The most powerful Cortex-A78 core runs at 2.8GHz, while the other cluster of three Cortex-A78s reaches 2.6GHz. The A55 quartet is clocked at 2.0GHz. The GPU is Mali-G78 MP10.
The 5G integrated modem supports both Sub-6GHz and mmWave standards, and phones with Exynos 1080 chipset can also enjoy Cat.18 LTE downlink and uplink. Other connectivity options include Bluetooth 5.2, all the Wi-Fi bands, and FM Radio.
For photos the Exynos 1080 supports up to 200MP single camera or dual 32MP + 32MP units and videos go up to 4K@60fps.
You get support for the latest LPDDR4x and LPDDR5 RAM standards as well as UFS 3.1 storage. It can be hooked to WQHD+ displays of up to 90Hz refresh rate, or Full HD+ panels at up to 144Hz refresh rate.
First phones with Exynos 1080 are expected to arrive in early 2021. During an event in China, a company representative revealed that it’s actually vivo that will first adopt the platform as it did with the Exynos 980 last year.