Samsung will be releasing the 5nm process Exynos 1080 chipset, a successor to the Exynos 980 to be used in the high-end 5G phones. Ice Universe reveals the Vivo X60 will be using the chipset, making Vivo the first smartphone brand to use it across its X-series lineup.
The Exynos 1080 is built upon the 5nm process joining the likes of Exynos 2100 (coming soon), Snapdragon 875, Apple A14, and Kirin 9000. The SoC has Cortex-A78 cores, which according to the ARM runs at 2.1GHz while delivering 20% performance enhancement. Well, it does look promising compared to the Exynos 980 running A77 cores at 2.2GHz.
For graphical processing, Exynos 1080 uses Mali-G78 GPU, which unlike the 980 GPU with five cores should enhance performance as well as efficiency.
On the other hand, we have the Exynos 990’s successor coming up, the Exynos 2100, powering a few of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S21 smartphones. The Exynos 990 is built upon a 7nm process and comes with custom M5 CPU cores and G77 GPU, suggesting that the upcoming Samsung flagship SoC could use the Cortex-X1 CPU core.