South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics on Wednesday launched its first “first artificial intelligence mobile processor with an integrated 5G modem.” Well, that is not new; MediaTek back in May also launched a similar thing.
“With the introduction of our 5G modem last year, Samsung has been driving in the 5G revolution and paved the way towards the next step in mobility,” said Ben Hur, vice president of System LSI marketing at Samsung Electronics.
Samsung’s Exynos 980 SoC is crafted out of the 8nm FinFET process technology. The company states the new chip supports 2G to 5G networks with data transfer rates up to 2.55-gigabits per seconds (Gbps) in sub-6-gigahertz (GHz) 5G band. Besides, the chip comprises of two high-performance Cortex-A77 ARM cores while the other six are Cortex-A55 cores.
For graphical processing, Exynos 980 packs ARM’s Mali-G76 GPU. In comparison with its predecessor, Samsung says the new processor’s Neural Processing Unit elevates the performance up to 2.7 times. That means Exynos 980 brings more on-device intelligence than that of Samsung Galaxy S10 and Note 10 Series.
Exynos 980 supports up to 108-megapixels or dual 20MP + 20MP, up to UFS 2.1 storage and up to 3360×1440 display resolution. On connectivity, the new chipset supports the latest Wi-Fi 6 standard and IEEE 802.11ax that features improvements over the previous generations.