After the likes of Apple and Huawei, it’s Samsung now. Samsung has come up with its first 5nm Exynos 1080 SoC and rather than being a top-of-the-line flagship, like others, it’s for mid-range devices. Today In china, Samsung and Vivo had a joint event for the announcement of the 5nm chipset from Samsung. The presence of Vivo in the event made it clear that the upcoming phone of Vivo X-series will be among the first devices to come up with this new silicon from Samsung.
Comparing this new SoC with last year’s 7nm, we see 80% more transistors, which is definitely going to increase both the performance and efficiency of Exynos 1080. This SoC is built under EUV (Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography) FinFET technology which results in a 7 percent improvement in performance and an 18 percent reduction in power consumption than the previous 7nm DUV (Deep Ultraviolet Lithography) Chip, while comparing with 8nm LPP (Low Power Plus) process we get 14 percent improved performance and a 30 percent reduction in power usage.
Specs Overview Of Exynos 1080 (5nm)
Talking about the specs, Exynos 1080 is an octa-core CPU with one A78 core clocked at 2.84Ghz, while the other 3 high-performance Cortex-A78 cores clocked at 2.6Ghz and four power-efficient Cortex-A55 core’s clocked at 2.0Ghz. This 1+3+4 combination of cores is known as tri-cluster architecture.
For the GPU duties, here we have Mali-G78 MP10 graphics and comes with support for LPDDR4x / LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage. It’s quite hard to guess how it performs in real life but talking about the raw performance, a device with this SoC was recently leaked with an Antutu score of 693,600, and this is quite a lot for a mid-range device.
Now let’s talk about the feature you can get from a device equipped with Exynos 1080. This device supports a Full HD+ resolution screen with up to 144Hz refresh rate or a WQHD+ resolution display with up to 90Hz refresh rate.
Talking about the optics, this SoC supports up to a 200-megapixel single camera or 32-megapixel + 32-megapixel dual camera setup or a maximum of 6 cameras which the OEM’s can tweak according to there liking. The Exynos 1080 also supports HDR10+ and 4K at 60fps encoding and decoding with HEVC.
The hottest topic, for now, is 5G and yes, Exynos 1080 is equipped with NSA/SA dual modem for 5G connectivity supports both sub-6GHz and mmWave 5G spectrums along with support for Dual-band Wifi and Bluetooth 5.2.