Finally, the next flagship medium processor for Samsung has arrived, which is called Exynos 1080. This processor has just been officially announced, and it is considered the first processor from Samsung to be manufactured using 5nm EUV FinFET technology, knowing that it comes to succeed the current Exynos 980 5G processor.
The new Exynos 1080 processor is an eight-core processor that includes four Cortex-A78 cores, one of which operates at a frequency of 2.8GHz, while the remaining three cores operate at a frequency of 2.6GHz, as well as four other Cortex-A55 cores at a frequency of 2.0GHz. Regardless of the cores, this processor also comes with the Mali-G78 MP10 graphics processor.
As you can expect, the new Exynos 1080 processor comes with a built-in 5G modem compatible with 5G Sub-6GHz and 5G mmWave networks, and smartphones equipped with the Exynos 1080 processor can enjoy Cat.18 LTE speed at both the download and upload levels. For other connectivity options, it includes Bluetooth 5.2, all Wi-Fi bands, as well as FM Radio.
The new Exynos 1080 processor supports one 200-megapixel camera or two 32-megapixel cameras each, as well as the ability to record 4K videos at 60 frames per second.
Regardless of the cameras and imaging capabilities, the new Exynos 1080 processor also supports LPDDR4x and LPDDR5 random memories, as well as UFS 3.1 storage memory, and it is also capable of running a WQHD + screen with a refresh rate of 90Hz or a FullHD + screen with a 144Hz refresh rate.
The first smartphones equipped with the Exynos 1080 processor are expected to arrive in early 2021. During an event in China, a company representative confirmed that Vivo is the first company to use the new Samsung processor in its smartphones, knowing that it was also the first to use the Exynos 980 processor in last year.