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Samsung unveils the Exynos 2100 to challenge Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888

Ahead of the announcement of the Galaxy S21 series in two days, Samsung has detailed the chipset that will power the international variants. Samsung today announced the Exynos 2100, its latest flagship-tier SoC fabricated on a 5nm process node, in a bid to compete with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 888. The new Exynos 2100 — unlike previous designs...

Samsung Exynos 2100 chip release date teased, two days before Galaxy S21 reveal

Samsung has posted a teaser video on social media today, confirming the launch of its much anticipated new Exynos chipset. Although not specified, this will be the Exynos 2100, the firm's biggest silicon release in several years, and the beating heart of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S21 series in most regions outside the US. https://twitter.com/SamsungExynos/status/1339903289916321796 The chip...

Samsung announces Exynos 1080 SoC with ARM Cortex-A78 CPU cores and Mali-G78 GPU

Samsung's Exynos lineup of chipsets has been lagging behind their counterparts for the last few generations. While this applies to SoCs across different price brackets, news around Samsung's flagship processors trailing behind their competitors from the Qualcomm camp has gained most traction. The Exynos 990 from earlier this year was also overpowered by the Snapdragon...

Samsung looks to Xiaomi, OPPO, and Vivo handsets for its Exynos chips

Samsung is reported to be looking to supply its Exynos chip tech to third party phone brands including Xiaomi and OPPO, following successful cooperation with Vivo during 2020. According to Business Korea (via GizmoChina) The deal would be for low-end SoCs for budget and mid-range smartphones, for which Samsung’s internal demand has decreased. The Exynos AP...

Samsung confirms the existence of the mid-range Exynos 1080 SoC with Cortex-A78 CPU and Mali-G78 GPU

In the last few years, Samsung Systems LSI's Exynos SoCs haven't been competitive with those from Qualcomm, both in the flagship and mid-range segments of the market. In particular, the flagship Exynos SoCs couldn't compete with the Snapdragon 800 series year after year, to the point that Samsung disbanded its Exynos M custom CPU core...

One UI 2.5 ported to multiple Samsung Galaxy phones with the Exynos 7870

Samsung rolled out One UI 2.1 based on Android 10 for several Exynos 7870-powered devices earlier this year in April. However, the update didn't include the One UI 2.1-specific software features that were introduced with the company's flagship Galaxy S20 series. This prompted XDA Recognized Developer Astrako to release a generic Android 10 ROM for...

Developer ports One UI 2.1 and Galaxy S20 features to several Samsung Galaxy phones with the Exynos 7870

Back in April 2020, Samsung delivered the Android 10 update to the Galaxy J6 sans the One UI 2.1-specific software features. The phone is powered by the Exynos 7870 chipset, a 14nm octa-core SoC from 2016 that also powers several mid-range Samsung Galaxy phones. Many of those Exynos 7870-equipped devices are excluded from getting the...

OnePlus 8 Pro vs. Samsung Galaxy S20+ Review Comparison – The Quest to Attain Parity

Since 2011, Samsung has been the world's best-selling Android smartphone brand. Simultaneously, Samsung has also held the distinction of being the world's top premium Android smartphone brand. Over the last four years, Huawei mounted a serious challenge to Samsung by achieving second place in both the aforementioned rankings and began to quickly close the gap...

Developers bring Project Treble support to several Samsung Galaxy phones with the Exynos 7870

The Exynos 7870 is one of the most widely used SoCs by Samsung. The OEM had been using this octa-core (8x ARM Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.6GHz) system-on-chip in its phones since 2016 and even released the Galaxy M10 in 2019 with the same 14nm processor. Interestingly, some of the newer Exynos 7870-powered devices were...

Samsung Austin R&D Center reveals details of its unreleased Exynos M6 CPU microarchitecture

We know that the custom CPU core project at Samsung's Austin Research & Development Center (SARC) came to an end in October 2019. For a project that was promoted with such fanfare with the launch of the Exynos M1-featuring Exynos 8890 in 2016, it was a sad end. Why did SARC fold up the project?...

Samsung’s Exynos 850 is an 8nm chip for budget Android smartphones

Samsung has been designing its own Exynos chipsets for several years now. The Korean smartphone maker normally uses both Qualcomm Snapdragon and Exynos processors for their flagship and upper mid-range devices, but they usually use their own in-house Exynos chips for their budget smartphones. Samsung has recently (and quietly) published a product page for a...

Samsung’s Exynos 992 may be a 5nm chip for the Galaxy Note 20 with ARM’s new CPU and GPU designs

This week, ARM announced the new ARM Cortex-A78 CPU as well as the ARM Mali-G78 GPU as part of its TechDay 2020. The two succeeded last year's Cortex-A77 CPU and Mali-G77 GPU respectively. The wildcard announcement was the Cortex-X Custom program (CXC), wherein ARM announced that the first CPU made under the CXC would be...