Samsung will certainly use the Snapdragon 888 chipset in its upcoming Galaxy S21 line slated to launch in the US and China markets. The Snapdragon 888 comes with a single Cortex-X1 core clocked at 2.84GHz, three Cortex-A78 cores clocked at 2.4GHz, and four Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 1.8GHz.
However, we never really heard about the chip that could power the Galaxy S21 line for the rest of the world until Samsung just recently released its new Exynos 2100 chip based on a 5nm process. The flagship chipset has a much similar CPU configuration to the SD 888 with an identical number of Cortex-X1, Cortex-A78, and Cortex-A55 cores but slightly higher clock speeds at 2.9GHz, 2.8GHz, and 2.2GHz respectively.
Coming from the Exynos 990, Samsung says the new Exynos 2100 processor will enhance multi-core performance by 30% while the 5nm process is said to contribute to low power consumption by 20% and overall performance by 10%.
As for graphics, Exynos 2100 has a Mali-G78 MP14 unit that is acclaimed to enhance graphical performance up to 40%. We saw the same GPU in Samsung’s earlier Exynos 1080 processor, however, shipped along with fewer cores. Moreover, it’s reintroducing the same power-saving technology dubbed “Amigo”, which takes control as well as improves power consumption courtesy of the chipset’s CPU, GPU, and more.
Here we have summarized what the new Samsung Exynos 2100 is all about.
Samsung Exynos 2100 Chipset
Samsung’s upcoming flagship chipset, Exynos 2100 will integrate a 5G modem on top of sub-6GHz and mmWave support besides, of course, the CPU and the GPU. Sub-6GHz, on paper, has downlink speeds that max out to 5.1Gbps, and the mmWave maxes out to 7.35Gbps.
The Exynos 2100 has tri-core Natural Language Processing (NPU) units delivering up to 26 TOPS power up from Exynos 990s 15 TOPS power. What’s more exciting is it’s double the power efficiency of 990’s NPU.
The new chipset supports a 200MP camera, 8K/30fps recording, 8K/60fps playback, and 4K/120fps recording, whilst smartphone manufacturers can use up to 6 cameras and simultaneously process data from four cameras. The IPS are touted to use a multi-camera and frame processor, MCFP, in short, it leverages data from multiple sensors, hence produces enhanced zoom; wide-angle shots; and so on.
Well on paper, the Exynos 2100 is a strong contender to Qualcomm’s upcoming Snapdragon 888 and has already gone on to mass-production. But we will really have to see how everything goes after the launch. Until then, subscribe to us for future developments.