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Samsung details its new 5nm chip that will power the Galaxy Watch 4 series

Wear OS-powered smartwatches have historically remained quite underwhelming in terms of battery life and performance. But there’s been a renewed push to turn the situation around with Google and Samsung teaming up to redesign the Wear OS platform and Qualcomm vowing to develop new chips designed for wearables from the ground up. The upcoming Galaxy...

Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 can now run Android 11, unofficially

Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S and Note lineup are usually offered in two different processor variants around the world. While devices in the US, Canada, China, etc. receive the Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset, most other regions receive devices with an Exynos chip. The bootloader unlocking situation on the Snapdragon-powered models is somewhat complicated, thus the custom ROM...

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 users can now experience One UI 3.1 on Android 11 with this ROM port

Samsung rolled out One UI 3.0 based on Android 11 for the Galaxy Note 10 Lite earlier this year in January. With the Galaxy S21 series launch, Samsung released One UI 3.1 with more new features and the software eventually landed on the Galaxy Note 10 Lite. The phone is powered by the Exynos 9810...

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...