Samsung has announced its latest in-house chipset, the Exynos 1080. Exynos 1080 succeeds the Exynos 980 and is the first chipset by Korean giant built on 5nm EUV FinFET technology.
The chipset comes with an integrated 5G modem which supports both the Sub-6GHz and the mmWave connectivity. Smartphones running the chipset will have Cat.18 LTE downlink and uplink, all WiFi bands, FM Radio and Bluetooth 5.2 option.
The Exynos 1080 features an 8-core CPU with triple cluster design on 4 Cortex-A78 cores and 4 Cortex-A55 units. The most powerful Cortex-A78 core clocks at 2.8GHz speed, while the other cluster of three Cortex-A78s reaches 2.6GHz. The A55 quartet is clocked at 2.0GHz. In terms of graphics, the GPU is Mali-G78 MP10. It supports the latest LPDDR4x and LPDDR5 RAM standards and also UFS 3.1 for storage.
For displays, it is capable of WQHD+ and up to 90Hz of refresh rate or FHD+ at 144Hz refresh rate. The chipset is capable of 200MP on a single camera or 32MP + 32MP dual camera. For videos, it can shoot up to 4k videos at 60fps.
The first set of phones to be powered by the chipset is expected to come out very early in 2021. In an event in China, a company representative revealed Vivo will be the first to use the chipset on its phone just like it did with the Exynos 980 when it first came out.