On November 12, Samsung held a press conference in Shanghai, where they introduced their millions of users to the superior version of the Exynos 980, the new and long-awaited Exynos 1080, which is a mobile processor that boasts incredible and advanced 5nm process, plus it supports 5G and has a flagship-level performance. Today we will tell you its specs, phones, features, and AnTuTu scores.
It is known that, in relation to the process, the lower the number, the stronger the processor will be, so the new Exynos 1080 brings with it impressive power. This SoC features Samsung’s own 5nm EUV FinFET process, thus becoming the third member of the “5nm Club” after the Huawei Kirin 9000 and Apple A14 Bionics. Also, if the configuration and scheduling of hardware resources are reasonable, the Exynos 1080 can have a smooth experience and increase battery life.
Compared to the previous generation process, 5nm implies stronger performance with lower power consumption.
Exynos 1080 uses a tri-cluster, octa-core design (1+3+4). In details, the configuration is like this:
This architecture was created to mobilize in a better way the corresponding CPU resources according to different usage scenarios, as well as to avoid wasting “big core” performance under the premise of satisfying a smooth experience and to achieve low power consumption together to high performance.
Combined with the 5nm process it has, the effect of the three-cluster architecture is even more obvious and is that when being compared to the previous generation of Samsung’s processors, the Exynos 1080 CPU performance has almost doubled.
In terms of GPUs, the Exynos 1080’s flagship concept continues as it features ARM’s flagship GPU, Mali-G78 that boasts a total of 10 cores.
The performance of this GPU is more than double that of the previous generation, and with a high refresh display, it is capable of delivering an amazing and really appealing gaming experience of more than 60 frames for all game lovers. At the same time, the GPU graphics module and DPU display module of this processor also support HDR display and 10-bit color depth, which can make the game screen more immersive.
After several years of maturity, the application of AI on mobile phones is no longer a fact. Whether it is the AR function performed through the support application, or the increasingly intelligent voice assistant, or even the image and voice recognition, the artificial intelligence capability of the mobile processor has become a hardware capability that truly affects the daily wearing experience.
Having said that, and in order not to sacrifice the consumer experience in this regard, Samsung put inside of this new processor a built-in NPU that combines with DSP to form a flagship AI solution, thus being able to provide the best artificial intelligence that it can.
During the official announcement of the Exynos 1080, Samsung claimed that an unspecified phone powered by its new Exynos 1080 managed to score more than 650,000 points in the AnTuTu benchmark. After a few days, and confirming this fact, AnTuTu shared a screenshot of the result of the unknown phone that has the code name “Orion“.
In case this is your real score, we will be in front of a more powerful processor than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+, which was called one of the most powerful on the market.
The full 5G support of this new processor has also reached the flagship level. Previously, only the flagship Exynos 990 supported both sub-6GHz and millimeter wave (mmWave), while the other two mobile mid-range processors, Exynos 880 and 980, only supported 5G at sub-6 GHz. Now the modem Exynos 1080’s built-in 5G supports dual NSA / SA mode and two frequency ranges of Sub-6GHz and millimeter-wave.
Also, in addition to the famous 5G technology, the new Exynos 1080 also supports a variety of 2G, 3G, and 4G networks, where GSM, CDMA 1x, WCDMA, TD-SCDMA, CDMA2000, TD-LTE, and LTE FDD are included, being able to achieve full Netcom to the greatest extent.
The Exynos 1080 has also reached the flagship level in terms of image processing. The integrated ISP supports an image resolution of up to 200 million pixels, even if it faces the flagship “100 million” pixel sole sensor on the market. Therefore, and thanks to its single-camera up to 200MP and its 32MP + 32MP dual-camera, Exynos 1080 can help users to take clearer photos and can also record 1080P videos with up to 6 cameras at the same time.
On the other hand, in the video recording department, this processor supports 10-bit video recording. Compared with traditional 8-bit, 10-bit color richness is four times higher than 8-bit, which can make video color more accurate.
The new Exynos 1080 supports the latest LPDDR5 memory and UFS 3.1 storage. The ultra-high-speed data performance capabilities of both are very important for users who are used to consuming high-definition and high-capacity multimedia content, especially since we are in the era of fast speed 5G network.
As Samsung explained during the presentation of the processor in China, the first mobile that will use this new chipset will not be one of its own terminals, but we will find it on a phone from a completely different company, Vivo. Specifically, the first models that will work thanks to this new processor will be the future Vivo X60 and Vivo X60 Pro.
When looking at the processors previously released by the company, you can see a common pattern, and that is that the processors released by Samsung are usually exclusive to their smartphones, however, the Exynos 1080 would be the difference. As mentioned above, this SoC will be the future Vivo X60 and Vivo X60 Pro, both of which could be priced at $243 and $453 respectively.
Samsung has fought tirelessly to stay at the top of the companies with the best processors and, without a doubt, with this new Exynos 1080, it will take first place and it will stay there for a long time. It is not only thanks to its 5nm process, but all its specifications and features combined give it a power almost never seen before, which will make any smart device in which you find a product of the highest quality on the market.
Source (in Chinese)