Samsung is inching closer to the launch of its latest Galaxy S21 lineup. The South Korean giant has been teasing the upcoming lineup for quite some time, and today, it made one major announcement related to it. Samsung announced its latest homegrown Exynos 2100 chipset that shall power the Galaxy S21 lineup. While the Snapdragon 888 processor will power the Galaxy S21 phones in the US and China, the Exynos 2100 SoC will power them everywhere else.
Samsung Exynos 2100 Chipset: Know The Specifics
The 5nm Exynos 2100 chipset is the first one by Samsung to come without custom CPU cores. Instead, it comes exclusively with ARM’s Cortex cores. The Exynos 2100 has one 2.9GHz Cortex-X1 core, three 2.8GHz Cortex-A78 CPU cores, and four 2.2GHz Cortex-A55 cores. This mimics the same setup on Snapdragon 888 processor. The new chipset bring plenty of improvements over its predecessor, the Exynos 990. Check out the comparison table below.
Samsung touts that the new Exynos chipset shall enhance CPU performance by up to 30%. The company also notes that the 5nm process will lower power consumption by up to 20% and improve battery performance by up to 10%.
Concerning graphics performance, the latest Exynos 2100 SoC embraces the new Mali-G78 MP14 GPU, which the company claims to make the graphics work 40% better. The newest chipset by Samsung uses Amigo tech, a suite that optimizes power usage across the CPU, GPU, and other chipset components.
High-End Connectivity & Camera Support
Flagship smartphones these days not just have the top-end CPUs and GPUs, they also have high-end connectivity support. Keeping the importance of connectivity in mind, Samsung has beefed up the latest Exynos SoC with a 5G modem featuring sub-6GHz and mmWave capacities. The sub-6GHz capability could handle up to 5.1Gbps of speeds, while mmWave could handle up to 7.35Gbps speeds.
In addition to high-end 5G connectivity, Samsung’s latest Exynos chipset also comes integrated with Machine Learning capabilities. It has a tri-core NPU featuring 26 TOPS of power.
The latest Exynos 2100 SoC is also a powerhouse for supporting the best camera capabilities. The chipset offers support for up to 200MP camera, 8K video recording at up to 30 fps, 8K video recording at up to 60fps playback, and 4K video recording at up to 120fps recording. The chipset can support up to six cameras and process data from four sensors simultaneously. It also has a multi-camera and frame processor (MCFP), which consolidates data from multiple sensors to produce better zoomed and improved wide-angle shots, and more.
As of now, the latest Exynos 2100 SoC is under mass production. The chipset will most likely debut on the Galaxy S21 lineup. It would be interesting to see if the Exynos processor by Samsung effectively rivals the powerhouse Snapdragon 888 SoC. Only time will tell if it can stand as a worthy rival.