Samsung introduces the Exynos 1080 chipset for premium mid-rangers

Samsung is one of the few manufacturers of Android smartphones that has its own semiconductor production facility. New to Samsung Foundry is the new Exynos 1080 chipset, which tries to bridge the gap between mid-range and high-end smartphones.

As the successor to the Exynos 980, the Exynos 1080 was just presented at an event in China. The first phone to be powered by electricity will also hit the market in China in the form of a Vivo smartphone in early 2021. We assume that it will be part of the X series or the Nex series. The platform integrates the modems CPU, GPU, NPU, 5G and the image signal processor.

Exynos 1080 Specifications and Features

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The Exynos 1080 is manufactured in a 5 nm process and should be significantly more efficient than its 8 nm predecessor. Even the new Apple A14 chipset is based on a 5 nm node. Samsung opted for a tri-cluster octa-core configuration with a high-performance Cortex-A78 core at 2.8 GHz, three Cortex-A76 cores at 2.6 GHz and four highly efficient Cortex-A55 cores at 2 GHz decided. The company claims that single-core performance was improved by 50%, while multi-core performance should be improved by 100%.

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