Samsung has introduced its latest mid-range chipset, the Exynos 1080. Launched officially because the first chipset built by the corporate using the 5nm EUV FinFET process, the Exynos 1080 comes as a successor to the Exynos 980 with its integrated 5G modem.

The chipset uses an octa-core CPU configuration with a triple cluster design where there are four Cortex-A78 cores sat next to Cortex-A55 cores. Of these, the performance Cortex-A78 core run at 2.8GHz, while the opposite cluster of three Cortex-A78s is clocked at 2.6GHz.

He energy-efficient A55 cores are clocked even lower at 2.0GHz. For graphics, the chipset depends on a Mali-G78 MP10 GPU. Apart from this, the chipset brings a 5G integrated modem that supports Sub-6GHz and mm Wave standards.

The Exynos chipset also promises support for Cat.18 LTE downlink and uplink.To one side from this, it includes other connectivity options like Bluetooth 5.2, other Wi-Fi bands, and FM Radio.

However, the most important feature of the chipset is arguably its support for really high-resolution cameras. Because it stands, the chipset supports up to 200-megapixel single camera or two 32-megapixel units during a dual set-up. The chipset as well supports shooting videos in up to 4K@60fps.

There’s also support for the newest LPDDR4x and LPDDR5 RAM chips for fast performance, and therefore the SoC also adds support for UFS 3.1 storage. On the display front, the chipset are often paired with up to WQHD+ displays refreshing up to 90Hz or Full HD+ panels at up to 144Hz refresh rate. While nothing fancy for flagships, these are good numbers for a mid-range chip.

While the chip has been launched today we’ll need to await a touch to urge our hands on the primary devices with these chipsets. In fact, the primary phones using the chipsets are expected to arrive in early 2021, with Samsung already confirming that this Exynos chipset will eventually debut on a Vivo smartphone.


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