Samsung announces the Exynos 1080, its first 5nm chipset

Yordan, 12 November 2020

Samsung’s next-generation midrange chipset is finally here - meet the Exynos 1080. It is officially the first platform by the Korean company built on the 5nm EUV FinFET technology and comes as a successor to the Exynos 980 with its integrated 5G modem.

Photos from the Exynos 1080 unveiling Photos from the Exynos 1080 unveiling
Photos from the Exynos 1080 unveiling

Samsung has decided to go with an octa-core CPU with triple cluster design featuring four Cortex-A78 cores and four Cortex-A55 units. The most powerful Cortex-A78 core runs at 2.8GHz, while the other cluster of three Cortex-A78s reaches 2.6GHz. The A55 quartet is clocked at 2.0GHz. The GPU is Mali-G78 MP10.

The 5G integrated modem supports both Sub-6GHz and mmWave standards, and phones with Exynos 1080 chipset can also enjoy Cat.18 LTE downlink and uplink. Other connectivity options include Bluetooth 5.2, all the Wi-Fi bands, and FM Radio.

Samsung announces the Exynos 1080, its first 5nm chipset

For photos the Exynos 1080 supports up to 200MP single camera or dual 32MP + 32MP units and videos go up to 4K@60fps.

You get support for the latest LPDDR4x and LPDDR5 RAM standards as well as UFS 3.1 storage. It can be hooked to WQHD+ displays of up to 90Hz refresh rate, or Full HD+ panels at up to 144Hz refresh rate.

First phones with Exynos 1080 are expected to arrive in early 2021. During an event in China, a company representative revealed that it's actually vivo that will first adopt the platform as it did with the Exynos 980 last year.



Reader comments

  • Penalves de Lima
  • 05 Jan 2021
  • fuQ

Does anyone know for how much will Samsung sell each unit to the phone makers? Seems the prefomance is top notch considering is upper midrange, I wonder about the cost/performance ratio... Will they beat Mediatek's Dimensity 1000+ (for example) ...

  • Lin
  • 17 Dec 2020
  • tue

I will buy one with this soc because I can see this soc is Samsung truly first time made at sincerely level.I will support this time

  • Umair Ali
  • 26 Nov 2020
  • MeZ

need comparison with Apple M1/A14 with Samsung Exynos 1080 !

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