Samsung Exynos 1080 processor launched with 5G, 144Hz refresh rate support
The Samsung Exynos 1080 mobile processor has been introduced as a 5nm EUV process-based chip with 5G support. It is an octa-core processor with a 4 + 3 + 1 core configuration and comes with support for high refresh rate displays. The Exynos 1080 SoC can support up to a 200 megapixel camera sensor and as of now it is unclear which smartphone will debut with this new SoC. Being a 5nm-based processor, it joins models like Apple’s A14 and Huawei’s Kirin 9000, but is a mid-range SoC.
Samsung Exynos 1080 Specifications
The octa-core Exynos 1080 by Samsung follows the 4 + 3 + 1 core configuration which includes four Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 2.0 GHz, three Cortex-A78 cores clocked at 2.6 GHz, and one Cortex-A78 core clocked at clocked at 2.8 GHz. The processor also includes the Mali-G78 MP10 GPU to handle graphics.
The SoC includes a built-in Neural Processing Unit (NPU) and Digital Signal Processor (DSP) that enable the Exynos 1080 to execute 5.7 trillion operations per second. It also comes with support for faster and safer on-device AI.
For connectivity, Exynos 1080 supports 5G NR Sub-6GHz, 5G NR mmWave, LTE, Wi-Fi (802.11ax), Bluetooth 5.2, and FM Radio. You also get standard GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, and Galileo support. In terms of memory and storage, Exynos 1080 supports LPDDR5 and LPDDR4x RAM, as well as UFS 3.1 storage.
For display compatibility, the new SoC is HDR10 + compliant and can handle WQHD displays with a refresh rate of up to 90Hz. It can also support Full HD displays with a refresh rate of up to 144 Hz. The Exynos 1080 can also handle a single camera setup with a sensor up to 200 megapixels and a dual camera setup where both sensors are 32 megapixels. It is capable of processing 4K video in HEVC (H.265) / H.264 / VP8 / VP9 (10-bit only with HEVC and VP9) at 60 fps.
Samsung hasn’t shared which phone will debut Exynos 1080, but it was reported earlier this month, the Galaxy S21 series will not feature the new mobile processor. Other recent report It suggests that the upcoming Vivo X60 and Vivo X60 Pro smartphones will work with the Exynos 1080.