The launch date for Samsung’s Exynos SoC has been revealed. If we are to go by the company’s words, the next processor (Tentative: Exynos 2100) will open a new world of Exynos chipsets going forward.
As seen below, Samsung Exynos (@SamsungExynos)’s tweet says, “A whole new Exynos is coming”. Accordingly, Samsung will launch the new Exynos chipset on January 12, 2021. This is just a couple of days before the Galaxy S21’s supposed launch date. The tweet also accompanies the hashtag #Exynos_is_back suggesting a revamp in performance.
Although Samsung is yet to officially revealed the name of the SoC yet, several reports hints that it is the next flagship SoC and carries the Exynos 2100 moniker. It is expected to be built on the new 5nm process just like Qualcomm’s counterpart. Previously, the Exynos 990 SoC was built on the 7nm process and faced a lot of thermal throttling issues
Moving on, at the heart of the chipset, it will likely host ARM‘s Cortex-X and Cortex-A cores with a 1+3+4 arrangement, unlike the predecessor which had 2+2+4. It will be an Octa-Core chipset and host the in-house Mali-GPUs. You can take a look at the possible combination below:
- 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, this is slightly higher in frequency if we compare it to Snapdragon 888 from Qualcomm. Additionally, reports say that the processor will be accompanied by a Mali-G78 GPU replacing the G77 on the Exynos 990.
Specs aside, reports say that Samsung might finally manage to oust the drawbacks and compete with Qualcomm in 2021. While the early benchmarks give positive vibes, we need to be patient for real-world tests. In any case, the new SoC will reportedly consume a lesser battery than the Exynos 990 for similar tasks.