Samsung has introduced the Exynos 2100, the cellular processor that’s anticipated to energy its upcoming Galaxy S21 flagship throughout a lot of the world exterior the US. Just like the Exynos 1080 introduced final 12 months, it’s constructed utilizing a 5nm fabrication course of, and it’s bought an built-in 5G modem that may deal with each Sub-6GHz and mmWave.

On the coronary heart of the Exynos 2100 processor is an octa-core CPU which incorporates one Arm Cortex-X1 core clocked at 2.9GHz, three Cortex-A78 cores, and 4 power-efficient Cortex-A55 cores. This CPU is paired with an Arm Mali-G78 GPU, and a tri-core NPU (neural processing unit) for dealing with AI duties. Altogether, Samsung says the Exynos provides 10 % extra efficiency than its 7nm predecessor, or 20 % decrease energy consumption.

When it comes to digital camera sensors, the Exynos 2100 helps resolutions of as much as 200 megapixels and might hook up with as many as six sensors at a time. It’s additionally in a position to deal with feeds from as many as 4 cameras at a time, which Samsung says may very well be used for higher zoom or ultrawide images.

Whereas Samsung is anticipated to make use of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 within the Galaxy S21 within the US, it’s this Exynos processor that’ll seemingly energy the cellphone throughout a lot of the remainder of the world. Nonetheless, this dual-processor strategy has been criticized up to now when benchmarks have proven that the Exynos chips aren’t as succesful as their Snapdragon equivalents (Android Authority has a good rundown of the variations final 12 months). With the Exynos 2100, Samsung is little doubt hoping to shut the efficiency hole between its chips and Qualcomm’s.

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