Samsung is upgrading and is bringing a fresh smartphone processor onto the market with the Exynos 1080. The special feature: It is manufactured in 5 nanometers and offers 5G.

After Apple and Huawei, the time has come for Samsung too: The South Korean electronics company is presenting its first processor produced in 5 nanometers (nm). The chip, baptized “Exynos 1080”, is said to be able to work even more energy-efficiently than its predecessor – the Exynos 980 – thanks to the renewed miniaturization of the manufacturing process, and thus increase the battery life of mobile devices. But otherwise, the new SoC (system-on-a-chip, one-chip system) promises significant progress compared to the direct predecessor model – including in terms of performance. COMPUTER BILD has summarized all information for you!

Exynos 1080 features

Exynos 1080: Eight cores on board

First things first: consistent with the knowledge available, the Exynos 1080 offers a Cortex-A78 core that clocks up to 2.8 gigahertz (GHz) and is primarily intended for the foremost demanding tasks. There also are three Cortex-A76 cores with up to 2.6 GHz and 4 energy-saving Cortex A55 with a clock frequency of two GHz. Samsung thus indirectly confirms the speculations of the past few months. They said that the corporate would really like to mention goodbye to its Exynos M cores. The reason: The in-house variants were slower than those from ARM, which earned the Exynox chips and thus the corporate a nasty reputation. With the Exynos 1080 Samsung wants to finally close this chapter.

Exynos 1080: Up to one hundred pc faster

If you check out the primary details that Samsung published regarding the performance, the new processor should definitely succeed. Although the Exynos 1080, like its direct predecessor Exynos 980, offers a complete of eight computing cores, they’re significantly faster with a maximum clock frequency of two .8 gigahertz (GHz) – with the Exynos 980 it’s up to 2.2 GHz. Samsung itself speaks of a performance increase of up to 50 percent for applications that only use one computing core – for multi-core applications, the new chip should be one hundred pc faster. For the Mali-G78-MP10 graphics unit built into the processor, the South Korean company even forecasts a performance increase of 230 percent.

Exynos 1080: Integrated 5G modem

Also interesting: If the memory controller of the Exynos 980 was only designed for LPDDR4X, the Exynos 1080 also supports LPDDR5. Samsung is proceeding like Qualcomm – the corporate also accommodates a controller for both standards within the Snapdragon 865. At UFS, the new processor supports the present 3.1 standard. But more important: the processor has an integrated 5G cellular modem. within the sub-6 GHz spectrum, this could achieve up to five .1 gigabits per second within the down-link and up to 1.28 gigabits per second within the up-link. For the primary time at Samsung, there’s also mmWave support for an integrated modem.

Exynos 1080: WLAN, Bluetooth & Co. on board

Other features of the chip include Wi-Fi 6 (also known as WLAN-ax) and Bluetooth 5.2, an FM radio and the navigation satellite systems GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou and Galileo. Regarding the camera equipment, Samsung states that the image processor is able to process data from a single lens with a maximum resolution of 200 megapixels. When using a dual camera, the resolution is reduced to 32 megapixels. The total number of cameras that the processor can control is six, consistent with Samsung.

Will Exynos 1080: use in the Galaxy S30?

It is uncertain when the new processor are going to be utilized in a smartphone for the primary time. What is certain is that it is not intended for use in the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S30. This is supported by the fact that Samsung has integrated the modem into the SoC. Because so far the South Korean company has always installed the module in its high-end devices outside of the actual processor in order to achieve higher performance in data transfer. It is therefore more likely that Samsung will first install the new contribute a mid-range device of the upper crust .

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