Samsung launches first Android 5nm chipset, Exynos 1080

Today, as promised, Samsung officially unveiled its first-ever 5 nm mobile chipset, Exynos 1080 in China. Earlier this week, Samsung revealed some of the key specifications of the chipset.

Exynos 1080 chipset will be the first 5nm chipset made for Android smartphones. Note that Apple’s A14 Bionic is the world’s first 5nm mobile chipset. Exynos 1080 is the successor of last year’s 8 nm Exynos 980 chipset found in Vivo X30 series, and mid-range Samsung phones like Galaxy A51 5G and Galaxy 71 5G. Exynos 1080 is an octa-core chipset based on the efficient 5 nm EUV FinFET process node. It comes with 4 Cortex A78 cores and 4 Cortex A55 cores.

Samsung has followed the 1+3+4 architecture for the Exynos 1080. The Cortex A78 core is clocked at 2.8 GHz, three Cortex A78 cores are clocked at 2.6 GHz, and four Cortex A55 cores are clocked at 2.0 GHz. The CPU is coupled with ARM Mali G78 M10 GPU. Samsung claims that you will get a 2x performance boost on both CPU and GPU.

Samsung launches first Android 5nm chipset, Exynos 1080
Samsung launches first Android 5nm chipset, Exynos 1080

There will be an integrated 5G modem that supports both mmWave and sub 6 GHz networks. Samsung claims that the Exynos 1080 can offer peak download speeds up to 5.1 Gbps. Connectivity options include WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2. The chipset supports up to WQHD+ displays with a 90 Hz refresh rate and Full HD+ display with a refresh rate of 144 Hz.

Exynos 1080 chipset supports the latest LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage while a dedicated NPU and DSP handle AI tasks, voice assistants, and AR/ VR applications. The ISP unit supports up to six sensors and up to 200 MP captures. It supports 4K @ 60 FPS video recording, HDR10+, and 10-bit color support.

Samsung is utilizing a new AISP architecture with Exynos 1080 which utilizes both the ISP and NPU units for advanced image processing. The AI capabilities of the chipset can help better adjust the exposure, the white balance, saturation, and more.

Exynos 1080 might be seen in the Vivo X60 and X60 Pro which are about to launch in China. Last but not the least, Exynos 1080 is not Samsung’s flagship chipset for next year. Exynos 2100 is expected to take the spot with better specifications.