Oct 10, 2020 News
Samsung for quite some time has been criticized for its own lineup of chipsets of Exynos being less powerful than its rivals like Snapdragon and Apple’s A series. However, recently, they’ve picked their game up - and the performance in their flagships like Note 20 Ultra and S20 Ultra have proved that their Exynos chipsets aren’t to be taken lightly. Moreover, their technology with chipsets is also starting to get recognized by manufacturers, as Samsung’s market share in the chipset market is also rising gradually after deals with IBM, Nvidia and more. We also heard about Snapdragon given Samsung the duties of the upcoming Snapdragon 875 and the 750 as well.
However, now the Korean giant is going all guns blazing, as the upcoming Exynos 1080 from them is looking to be the next king of SoCs in the market. Samsung has officially announced on Weibo about the arrival of the new chipset in the market - in an upcoming Vivo smartphone. The biggest thing to take from this news is that the Exynos 1080 will be running on a 5nm system - something that not even Snapdragon has achieved commercially. Not only will this mean a significant performance boost - but also much better efficiency compared to previous chipsets.
Along with the main chipset, the GPU and CPU both have been upgraded as well, with the Cortex-A78 CPU bringing a 20% upgrade from its predecessor - and the Mali-G78 also offering a 25% boost in GPU performance over the G77.
The Exynos 1080’s Antutu scores have been off the charts as well, as it ended up scoring 650,000 points, which is more than the Snapdragon 865 and 865+ both. That speaks about the sheer power of Samsung’s upcoming 5nm chipset in store. The chipset is apparently only going to be China-exclusive - but it will be interesting to see if the Exynos 1080 powered phones will make their way out to other countries as well.