New Samsung Exynos 2100 5G Chip May Power the Galaxy S21

Samsung has announced its latest Exynos mobile processor, the Exynos 2100 5G, which it calls its most advanced mobile processor to date. While there have been no announcements about which devices it will arrive on, it is almost certain that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S21 will be chip powered. At least the S21 phones released outside of the US are likely to be, while the S21s sold inside the US may use the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor.

The Exynos 2100 5G continues to be a very important product for Samsung, not least because it is the company’s first flagship chip to be built with a 5 nm processor. It is said to increase performance by 10% and reduce power consumption by 20% compared to 7 nm. Chip like the Exynos 990. The 2.9 GHz central processing unit (CPU) has a total of eight cores, consisting of three Arm Cortex A78 , four arm Cortex A5 and one custom arm Cortex X1. When combined with improvements to the cache, scheduler and voltage control, this results in an overall performance improvement of 30%.

Together with a fast Mali G78 MP14 graphics processing unit (GPU), a new function called Amigo, short for Advanced Multi-IP Governor, optimizes the processes related to graphics, games as well as 4K and 8K videos to reduce their impact on battery consumption . The Exynos 2100 has a new triple-core neural processing unit (NPU) that can be used to optimize photos taken with the camera. The ISP supports up to six different cameras and a resolution of 200 megapixels and has an integrated HDR10 + decoder for 8K videos.

The Exynos 2100 is Samsung’s first processor with integrated 5G, which saves space and reduces power consumption compared to a separate 5G modem. It can be connected to sub-6 and mmWave 5G signals and can be used worldwide now and in the future as mmWave becomes more widespread. The chip supports displays with a resolution of up to 4K at a refresh rate of 120 Hz or 144 Hz for screens with QHD + resolution.

During the launch presentation, Samsung referred to some of the complaints against the Exynos 990 and said it had addressed concerns about the Exynos 2100’s power consumption and performance. Samsung traditionally uses its S-series Exynos processors, Note, and its folding phones on sale in Asia and Europe, but has relied on the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon chips for the same devices sold in the US. It’s not known if this will continue with the Galaxy S21, but we’ll find out on January 14th when the lineup officially launches for the first time.

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