Samsung has announced its new flagship processor – Exynos 980.
What is known
The chip is built on an 8-nanometer process technology and it uses eight cores: two Cortex-A77 and six Cortex-A55. They are complemented by the Mali G76 video accelerator. The novelty became the first chip of the company in which the 5G modem was built. Thanks to this, SoC has become more compact and more energy efficient.
The processor supports Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 6 and data transfer rates up to 2.55 Gbit / s when connected to 5G and 1.0 Gbit / s on a 4G network. Naturally, there was a new neural chip (NPU), which is responsible for processing the AI function. According to the company, it is up to 2.7 times more productive than its predecessor.
Exynos 980 also received support for cameras with a resolution of up to 108 megapixels and an improved image processing chip (ISP). Mass production of the new processor will begin at the end of the year.