South Korean tech giant Samsung on Wednesday launched the Exynos 980 with its latest mobile processor, a 5G modem integrated into a single chip, and intelligent processing performance.
“With the introduction of our 5G modem last year, Samsung is driving in the 5G revolution and moving towards the next step in mobility,” said Ben Hur, vice president of systems LSI marketing at Samsung Electronics.
“With the 5G-integrated Exynos 980, Samsung is emphasizing on making 5G more accessible to a wider range of users and continues to lead innovation in the mobile 5G market,” Hur said.
The 5G-capable Exynos 980 not only helps reduce power consumption, but also increases space efficiency within a device. The company said in a statement that the powerful modem of the new mobile processor supports 5G to 2G networks, providing faster gigabit downlink speeds and up to 2.55-gigabit per second (Gbps) in 4G LTE.
The modem also supports E-UTRA-NR dual connectivity (EN-DC), which combines 2CC LTE and 5G connectivity to maximize mobile downlink speeds of up to 3.55Gbps.
In addition, the processor supports a new Wi-Fi 6 standard, IEEE 802.11ax that aims to provide faster speeds and greater stability for seamless online gaming and smooth high-resolution video streaming over Wi-Fi networks.
Packing two of the latest high-performance Cortex-A77 CPU cores and six efficient Cortex-A55 cores, the Exynos 980 can deliver the fast and complex computing power needed in the 5G era.
The chipset is also equipped with the Mali G76 GPU and features an integrated NPU (Neural Processing Unit) for advanced AI capabilities.
For photographers, it can also support 108-megapixel camera resolution, encoding and 4K UHD video at 120 fps and HDFC 10+.