Launched in November: Samsung’s most powerful processor Exynos 1080: Samsung is set to launch the Exynos 1080 chipset at an event in China on November 12. The launch date of this new chipset has been announced in a post on the Chinese microblogging site Weibo. It is being launched as a successor to the Exynos 980, which hit the market in September last year. We saw this Exynos 980 processor being used mainly in mid-range phones like Samsung Galaxy A71 5G, Galaxy A51 5G, Vivo X30, Vivo X30 Pro, Vivo S6 5G.
Samsung did not say which phone would be the first to have this new Exynos 1080 chipset. However, according to reports, it will not be used in the Galaxy S21 series. Partial specifications for this new chipset have already been released. For example, Exynos 1080 will have a Cortex-A78 CPU and Mali-G78 GPU. According to the AnTuTu benchmark, the eight-core CPU will have four Cortex-A78 and Cortex-A55 cores, and the new chipset will be built in a 5-nanometer process. It also has a built-in 5G modem.
Incidentally, in October, Samsung officially announced the Exynos 1080 chipset, claiming that a smartphone named Orion, powered by Exynos 1080, scored more than 650,000 points on the AnTuTu benchmark. As AnTuTu later shared the benchmark, it lost Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 865 and 865+ chipsets to 8,93,600 points.
According to the snapshot, the phone will run on the Android 11 version and will have 512 GB internal storage and 8 GB RAM. In addition, the device will support a 120 Hz refresh rate. Although the phone, codenamed Orion, is not known, according to a report published in Gizchina, it could be a Vivo X60 series smartphone.