Samsung launches Exynos 980 SoC; Integrated 5G modem features and resolution support …

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Samsung recently lifted the lid on its new mobile chipset, the Exynos 980 SoC. Based on the sophisticated 8nm FinFET process, this chipset is loaded with several advanced features, one of which is 5G modem integration.

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By integrating 5G capabilities into the Exynos 980 instead of pairing it with a separate 5G modem, the chipset allows Samsung to reduce overall power consumption and save space on the device. More importantly, the integration of 5G modems also enables devices to support 5G networks, in addition to providing 2.55Gbps download speeds in sub-6GHz bandwidth.

Going forward, the Exynos 980 also has a Neural Processing Unit (NPU) that Samsung says allows the chipset to be 2.7 times faster and more efficient than its predecessor, the Exynos 9825 SoC. Of course, having NPU built into the chipset also allows the device to perform AI tasks directly, rather than requesting that the information be sent to the server and then returned.

Regarding images, the Exynos 980 also has the ability to support camera modules with resolutions up to 108MP. Last but not least, the chipset also supports Multi-Format Codec (MFC), allowing you to encode and decode 4K resolution videos at 120fps. In addition, it also supports HDR10 + with dynamic mapping, allowing videos recorded with the chipset to retain more detail and color.

Samsung said the Exynos 980 will go into mass production later this year. Considering the timeline and status of its flagship, we'll almost certainly see the chipset driving top-tier brands. Galaxy smartphones.

(Source: Samsung)