Exynos 2100 may be Samsung’s answer to Qualcomm Snapdragon 875
Samsung is working on an Exynos 2100 processor. According to new reports, the chipset has narrowed the gap with Qualcomm’s upcoming Snapdragon 875 processor.
Samsung has always used a two-pronged chip strategy for its flagship smartphones. One, it uses Qualcomm's top-end Snapdragon processor. Second, it uses an in-house Exynos processor with similar capabilities. The strategy has worked for Samsung even as tech pundits are divided on which version is better. The divide has grown only bigger this year with some experts calling the Qualcomm's flagship chip (SD 865) better than Samsung's equivalent (Exynos 990). If reports are to be believed, Samsung may finally put the debate to rest with its upcoming chip, Exynos 2100.
So far, multiple leaks and rumours have confirmed Samsung's Exynos 2100 and Qualcomm's Snapdragon 875 processors will be quite identical in terms of capabilities. With no actual phones out there to compare the performance, it is unwise to call any of the two a champion. The first wave of Exynos 2100 and Snapdragon 875 processor-based phones are still months away, but new leaked benchmark scores reveal Samsung has narrowed the gap with Qualcomm.
A user claiming to have benchmark scores of two Galaxy S21 variants running Samsung and Qualcomm chips reveals Exynos outperforms Snapdragon. On single-core test, Exynos 2100 bagged 1,323 points whereas Snapdragon 875 got 1,204. On multi-core test, the Exynos chip had 4,215 points while the Snapdragon chip followed with 4,121 points.
Samsung S21+ Spotted On Geekbench With Exynos 2100 & Mali-G78.— Abhishek Yadav (@yabhishekhd) September 23, 2020
Samsung S21+ Battery is Also Certifiedhttps://t.co/zRDEgIQ35Phttps://t.co/ja1dIsXzQl pic.twitter.com/M68Xm2GD8J
The latest report contradicts alleged Geekbench scores that had surfaced online. The chip in question, however, was the Exynos 1000. According to a Twitter user Abhishek Yadav, an alleged Samsung Galaxy S21+ with Exynos 1000 scored 1,038 on the single-core test. It got 3,060 points on the multi-core test. The results painted a grim picture of the chip on a flagship-level processor even though scores were better than the Exynos 990.
That said, we'll advise readers to take the above-mentioned stats with a pinch of salt due to the lack of legit benchmark scores. It'd also be interesting to see which Exynos chip makes to which variant of the upcoming S21/S30 series.