Samsung announced its first 5nm SOC Exynos 1080 built on the EUV FinFET technology with its integrated 5G modem. The chip houses with an octa-core CPU followed by triple cluster design featuring four Cortex-A78 cores and four Cortex-A55. The Cortex-A78 core can clock up to 2.8GHz, meanwhile, the other three clusters of Cortex-A78s reach 2.6GHz. In addition to that, the Cortex-A55 runs at 2.0GHz. The GPU is Mali-G78 MP10. Also, Apple launches its new 5nm chipset M1 this week.
This chipset, which integrates 5G modem that supports both Sub-6GHz and mmWave standards along with Cat.18 LTE downlink and uplink with enhanced AI features. The SOC also stand up for Bluetooth 5.2, all the Wi-Fi bands, and FM Radio.
Moreover, the Exynos 1080 is designed to support up to six camera sensors and 200 megapixels single camera or dual 32MP + 32MP units and can record videos up to 4K@60fps. Exynos 1080 houses with LPDDR4x and LPDDR5 RAM standards besides UFS 3.1 storage. It can power WQHD+ displays of up to 90Hz refresh rate, or Full HD+ panels at up to 144Hz refresh rate.
Although, Samsung mentioned in what phones it plans to use the new SOC, according to rumours Vivo might be the first brand to take advantage of the technology, with its upcoming X-series Smartphone for release in 2021.