Samsung Exynos 1080 is the first mid-range chipset for 2021

Last Updated on February 13, 2021 by Amrit Chatterjee

Exynos is a model series of RISC-based system-on-chips developed and marketed by Samsung Electronics. It is a continuation of Samsung’s earlier SoC’s model series, such as S3C, S5L, and S5P.

The Exynos series shares much of its similarities with the SoCs from other electronics companies like MediaTek and Huawei, mostly in the identical CPU and GPU configuration. Its arch-rival is the Qualcomm Snapdragon series of SoCs.

In the coming weeks, Samsung will be announcing a new range of chipsets for the year 2021. The South Korean Technology major will be segregating the chipsets as mid-range chipsets and will be officially unveiling it at a tech event in Shanghai. The reveal event will take place on 12th November 2020, as the company confirmed on the Chinese social media platform Weibo.

Samsung Exynos
Samsung Exynos 1080 – The brand new mid-range chipsets are set to be revealed on 12th November 2020.

The upcoming chipsets, i.e., The Exynos 1080 has been undertaken as the default chipsets for Vivo smartphones. In other words, Vivo will be the first company to use this brand new range of chipsets in its smartphones. According to a leaked report by the popular Chinese source Digital Chat Station, Vivo X60 will be the first smartphone model that would be using the Samsung Exynos 1080 range of chipsets. There are also talks of Exynos 1080 being used in upcoming Samsung smartphone models. Those models would be revealed in the latter half of 2021.

Samsung Exynos 1080:¬†What’s known so far?

Exynos 1080 is the talk of the town, and the reason it’s grabbing everyone’s attention is that it has even outperformed Qualcomm’s flagship-grade range of chipsets. The Exynos chipset range usually lagged behind the Qualcomm chipsets’ performing capabilities, but this brand new mid-range chipsets that Samsung has brought forth is giving Qualcomm a run for their money.

The Exynos 1080 projected itself in the top headlines when it beat its competitors, including Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 and 865+ chipsets, in an AnTuTu benchmark test where it scored a whopping performance mark of 693,600, beating the major ARM-based chipsets for Android smartphones.

Samsung Exynos
Samsung Exynos 1080 launch poster.

The complete reveal hasn’t taken place yet, and hence most of its hardware specifications have been kept under wraps. But we do know that the chipsets is based on the 5 nm manufacturing process. It features the latest ARM-based CPU Cortex-A78 along with the new Mali-G78 GPU. The chipsets will also be integrating a 5G modem.

The most awaited thing yet to see is how Samsung adjusts the chipsets in its own smartphone models, which are coming in 2021 as it’s already proven that the chipsets are performance beasts. For all these years, reviews towards Samsung smartphones have been quite mediocre as they were popularly called ‘laggards’ because of their slow performances.

Even though the sales weren’t affected as the smartphones were in-budget smartphones, the company’s strategy to sell flagship-grade chipset smartphones in two variants (one for Exynos and the other for Qualcomm) earned them bad press. But with the launch of the new Exynos chips, it seems Samsung has finally solved its major performance problems for its flagship and upper-midrange lineup of smartphones.

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