Samsung Exynos 1080 SoC will be unveiled on November 12, the company has confirmed through a post on the Chinese microblogging website, Weibo. The Exynos 1080 SoC will succeed in the Exynos 980 SoC that currently powers Samsung Galaxy A71, Galaxy A51, Vivo S6 5G, and several other smartphones. The Exynos 1080 SoC is based on the 5nm process and has a built-in 5G modem. As of now, Samsung has not revealed which phones will be powered by this new upcoming SoC, but a report claims that it will not be powering the Galaxy S21 series.
What makes the Exynos 1080’s performance attention-grabbing is the fact that to managed to outperform flagship-grade Qualcomm chipsets. This is something that has been unheard of in the smartphone space. Exynos chipsets – even the flagship-grade ones – are typically known to lag behind their Qualcomm rivals, and in this case, we have a mid-range Exynos giving last year’s flagship Qualcomms a run for their money.
Earlier in October, the Exynos 1080 SoC was spotted on Antutu benchmarking website where it outscored Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 and the Snapdragon 865+ SoCs, both of which happen to be the most powerful SoCs for Android smartphones.
As per the Weibo post by Samsung through its Exynos account, the Exynos 1080 SoC will be unveiled on November 12. The company will host an event for the launch of the new SoC. It is going to be a high-performance processor that, as per a report by Android Authority, features ARM’s latest Cortex-A78 CPU cores as well as the Mali-G78 GPU. While the arrangement of this CPU has not been revealed, it can be expected to feature two powerful Cortex-A78 cores and six Cortex-A55 cores. It is a 5nm SoC like the A14 Bionic found in the new iPhone 12 models and Huawei’s Kirin 9000 SoC that powers its latest Huawei Mate 40 series.
According to a report by SamMobile, the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S21 series will not be powered by Exynos 1080, but the SoC will show up in more mid-range smartphones from the company that will be released in 2021.
Further, the report also points out that an Exynos 981 was also allegedly spotted on the Bluetooth SIG website, but it is unclear which phones will be powered by it. It is believed that this rumored SoC will be powering the 5G variants of the successors to the Galaxy A51 5G and Galaxy A71 5G. With most of the details surrounding the new 5nm Exynos 1080 out, what remains to be seen is how Samsung adjusts its smartphone offerings for 2021 in light of the fact that their new Exynos chipsets have suddenly become performance beasts.