Samsung finally revealed the release date of the new Exynos SoC. If the company’s words are anything to go with, then the next processor (tentative: Exynos 2100) will open up a new world of Exynos chipsets.
As you can see below, Samsung Exynos (@SamsungExynos) tweeted: “A brand new Exynos is coming soon”. Therefore, Samsung will release a new Exynos chipset on January 12, 2021.
Now, if you remember, this is only two days away from the expected release date of the Galaxy S21. The tweet also carries the hashtag #Exynos_is_back, indicating that performance has improved.
Although Samsung has not officially revealed the name of the SoC, there are reports that it is the next-generation flagship SoC with the name Exynos 2100.
It is expected to be built on the new 5nm process like Qualcomm’s similar products. In the past, Exynos 990 SoC was built on 7nm process and faced many thermal throttling issues.
— Samsung Exynos (@SamsungExynos) December 18, 2020
Moving on, as the core of the chipset, it may host ARM’s Cortex-X and Cortex-A cores in a 1 + 3 + 4 mode, which is different from the previous 2 + 2 + 4. This will be an eight-core processor chipset and will host the internal Mali-GPU. You can view the following possible combinations:
- 1xCortex-X1(Clocked at 2.91GHz)- Ultra-High-Performance Core
- 3xCortex-A78(Clocked at 2.8GHz)-High-Performance Cores
- 4xCortex-A55(Clocked at 2.4GHz)- Power Efficiency Cores
At least on paper, if we compare it with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888, the frequency will be slightly higher. In addition, according to reports, the processor will be accompanied by Mali-G78 GPU to replace the G77 on Exynos 990.
In addition to the specifications, there are reports that Samsung may eventually eliminate its drawbacks and compete with Qualcomm in 2021. Although the early benchmark tests had a positive impact, we need to wait for the actual test.
In any case, it is reported that the new SoC consumes less battery than Exynos 990 and is used for similar tasks.
In any case, the flagship SoC will continue to power the upcoming Galaxy S21 series (S21, S21+, S21 Ultra) in Asia and Europe. In fact, the Galaxy S21 series supported by Exynos 2100 SoC has been confirmed in India and has been found in the European market.
However, we can expect the company to launch flagship devices with Snapdragon 888 in the US and China.