Samsung launches its 5nm Exynos 1080 processor with 144Hz refresh rate support and more
The Exynos 1080 CPU has eight cores with triple cluster design. The cores included are four Cortex-A78 and four Cortex-A55 units.
After Apple and Huawei, Samsung has finally launched its 5nm-based processor for smartphones, Exynos 1080. The chipset is said to be for mid-range handsets and is said to be the company's first that uses 5nm EUV FinFET technology. It is being said as the successor to Exynos 980.
The Exynos 1080 CPU has eight cores with triple cluster design. The cores included are four Cortex-A78 and four Cortex-A55 units. While one of the Cortex-A78 cores runs at 2.8GHz, the other three Cortex-A78s are clocked at 2.6GHz. The Cortex-A55 units can go up to 2.0GHz. All this comes in addition to Mali-G78 MP10 GPU.
As for 5G support, the integrated modem supports both Sub-6GHz and mmWave standards along with Cat.18 LTE downlink and uplink. Some other connectivity features supported are Bluetooth 5.2, all Wi-Fi bands and FM Radio.
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On the camera front, the Exynos 1080 can support up to 200-megapixel single camera or dual 32+32 megapixel sensors. It can also handle videos that are shot in up to 4K resolution at 60fps. What's more is that you get support for LPDDR4x and LPDDR5 RAM standards along with UFS 3.1 storage.
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And for the display, Exynos 1080 can support WQHD+ display with up to 90Hz refresh rate or FHD+ resolution panels with up to 144Hz refresh rate. However, it is not fir sure when and in which handset will we see 144Hz refresh rate by Samsung.
That said, the new processor is expected to show up in smartphones in early 2021, which also corroborates with the previous reports of Samsung launching Galaxy S21 series with Exynos 1080 in January next year. However, during the event, it was revealed that Samsung might not be the first to use this chipset in handsets. In fact, it will be Vivo.