Samsung launched the first 5nm process chip Exynos 1080, vivo will debut

It is known that Samsung Exynos conducted the first new product launch event today in Shanghai for the Chinese market on November 12, and launched the Exynos 1080 flagship mobile processing chip.

Thursday, November 12, 2020, 6:15 GMT

Samsung’s first processor built on the new 5nm EUV FinFET process is the Exynos 1080 integrated with 5G modules. Samsung Electronics System LSI also revealed at the press conference that vivo will be the first terminal product fitted with the Exynos 1080 chip.

Dongho Shin, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Samsung Electronics System LSI, said that by embracing and incorporating the most innovative technologies, such as 5nm EUV and the new processor cores, Exynos 1080 will have built-in AI technology and high-performance gaming for 5G on mobile devices. And various strong multi-camera success interactions.

“As a supplier of leading mobile technology solutions, Samsung will continue to push the limits of creativity and provide our Exynos mobile processors with the best 5G and superior processing performance,” it also said.

Exynos 1080 is the first mobile processor from Samsung to use advanced 5-nanometer (nm) FinFET EUV technology to ensure that it can offer top performance, according to sources. Exynos 1080 combines in its three-cluster CPU architecture the new ARM Cortex-A78 core with a top frequency of 2.8 GHz and the high-speed Cortex-A55 core, and its CPU performance is almost double that of the previous generation.

The performance of the Exynos 1080’s GPU has also more than doubled with the new ARM Mali-G78 GPU built on the second-generation Valhall architecture. At FHD+ resolution, the processor’s display device supports a display refresh rate of up to 144Hz.

Exynos 1080’s built-in AI solution with NPU and DSP can be best suited to AR/VR smartphones, intelligent voice assistant recognition or AI-enhanced intelligent imaging, and other precise and fast object or scene detection applications. The Exynos 1080 Image Signal Processor (ISP) supports up to 200 million pixels of image resolution and can transmit signals from up to six sensors. And up to three feedback signals at the same time can be processed by the ISP. It should be remembered that Exynos 1080 customizes the AISP architecture specifically for better image processing capability and combines the NPU into the ISP.

Each parameter can be intelligently modified to the right value by machine learning in the original RAW domain, so that the ISP can change white balance, exposure, hue, contrast, sharpness, etc.

In order to achieve ultra-clear video images and smoother playback, the multi-format codec (MFC) can encode and decode videos up to 4K UHD resolution at 60 frames per second (fps) pace. HDR10+ and native 10-bit colour shooting are also supported by Exynos 1080. The contrast between light and dark can be balanced naturally according to the image, and users can also shoot and edit HDR10+ videos according to their needs.

Exynos 1080 incorporates the new 5G modem from Samsung, which offers data speeds of up to 5.1Gbps, in terms of 5G experience. To achieve the highest degree of global network coverage and stability, the modem also supports 5G and 2G GSM/CDMA, 3G WCDMA, TD-SCDMA, HSPA, and 4G LTE in the sub-6GHz frequency range and mmWave (millimeter wave) range. The new WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2 solutions are now enabled by Exynos 1080 in order to enjoy greater network bandwidth indoors.

Finally, the most recent LPDDR5 memory is now supported by Exynos 1080 in addition to LPDDR4. The Exynos 1080 data transfer rate is as high as 51.2 GB/s, optimizing 5 G networking, device AI acceleration, and multimedia performance.

At the press conference, Samsung Electronics System LSI also announced that vivo was also interested in the production phase of the Exynos 1080 mobile processor in the design and development process.

This is the second mobile processor chip built jointly after Exynos980, by vivo and Samsung.

Vivo will first deliver terminal devices fitted with Exynos 1080 processors, it is known.