We have been waiting for Samsung to announce a new Exynos processor. But most of us have been believing there will be a mid-range chip. In fact, the manufacturer uncovered a new SoC, but it’s a top-end model, made to compete with the flagship 5G chips. Particularly, the Samsung Exynos 990, as the name suggests, will be fighting against the Huawei Kirin 990.
As said, today, Samsung officially launched the Exynos990 processor in the 2019 “Samsung Technology Event” held in San Jose, California. As the company claims, it is a flagship mobile processor based on the 7nm EUV process.
The Samsung Exynos 990 processor uses the new 5G modem, namely the Exynos Modem 5123, and supports all network technologies (5G dual-mode, 2G-4G compatible). The company said that it can provide a maximum download speed of 7.35Gbps on 5G and a maximum download speed of 3.0Gbps on 4G.
The Samsung Exynos 990 processor comes with a 2x Exynos M5 + 2x Cortex A76 + 4x Cortex A55 cores combination with a performance improvement of approximately 20%. The GPU is the Mali G77MP11, which also improves performance by approximately 20%. With dual-core NPU, the computing power can reach 10TOPs. In addition, it also supports 120Hz refresh rate, LPDDR5 (2750MHz), 108MP sensor, and so on.
Finally, Samsung said that the Exynos 990 processor and Exynos Modem 5123 chip will enter mass production by the end of this year. This simply means that there will be a smartphone equipped with the Exynos 990 processor starting early next year.