Tuesday, May 18

Samsung’s first 5nm chip targets the top of the mid-range

Samsung recently presented the Exynos 1080. This is its first SoC engraved in 5 nanometers and it is more dedicated to the upper segment of mid-range smartphones.

Samsung Exynos 1080

L’Exynos 1080 // Gamesdone : Samsung

This week, Samsung presented its new smartphone chip: theExynos 1080. This is its very first SoC engraved in 5 nanometers (EUV) from the South Korean giant. As a reminder, the fineness of the engraving has a significant impact on energy efficiency.

Note also that this Exynos 1080 is intended to equip smartphones located at the top of the basket on the wide spectrum that is the mid-range in the smartphone market. We are therefore not talking about premium devices here. Moreover, this new SoC must be considered as the successor to the Exynos 980 (8 nm LPP).

Compared to its predecessor, the Exynos 1080 increases the number of transistors by 80% while theoretically offering performance increased by 14% and power consumption reduced by 30%.

The technical details of the Exynos 1080

The new chip is equipped with eight cores: one ARM Cortex-A78 (2.84 GHz), three Cortex-A78 (2.6 GHz) and four Cortex-A55 (2 GHz). For the GPU, count on an ARM Mali-G78 MP10.

On the connectivity side, the on-board modem offers compatibility with the 5G network both below 6 GHz (sub-6) and on millimeter waves. Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ax) and Bluetooth 5.2 are also in the game.

Specifications Exynos 1080

Some characteristics of the Exynos 1080 // Gamesdone: Samsung

The Exynos 1080 also supports LPDDR4x and LPDDR5 RAM formats and UFS 3.1 storage. The SoC also supports Full HD + screens refreshed at 144 Hz or WQHD + panels at 90 Hz. In the photo, smartphones with this chip will have the option of integrating a 200 megapixel sensor or a total of six different sensors.

In partnership with Vivo

For its presentation, the South Korean giant joined forces with Vivo. The Chinese manufacturer is indeed the first to use this Exynos 1080 on its future X series devices. At Samsung, we can expect to see this chip fitted to the most sophisticated models of the Galaxy A family.

Finally, let us also specify that the Exynos 990 (7 nm) dedicated to the high-end should be replaced by an Exynos 1090 – supposedly – that we may discover with the Galaxy S21.

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