According to Samsung’s official website news, the company released the first integrated 5G processor Exynos 980, built on an 8nm process, and coming with two 2.2GHz Cortex-A77 cores and six 1.8GHz A55 cores. The GPU is a Mali-G76 MP5, which supports up to 3360×1440 resolution screens. There is also a built-in NPU. As for memory, it supports LPDDR4X RAM and UFS 2.1/eMMC 5.1 flash storage.
The integration of the 5G baseband is the biggest feature of the Exynos 980. Due to it, this processor supports the frequency band below 6GHz. The highest downlink rate is 2.55Gbps, and the highest uplink rate is 1.28Gbps. It is also compatible with 2/3/4G networks. As for 4G, it supports up to LTE Cat.16 downlink (5 carrier 1Gbps) and LTE Cat.18 uplink (dual carrier 200Mbps).
In addition, the chip supports the new Wi-Fi 6 standard IEEE 802.11ax, providing faster speed and greater stability for seamless online gaming and smooth high-resolution video streaming.
The performance of the Neuro-processing Unit (NPU) of the Exynos 980 is 2.7 times higher than that of the previous generation. The NPU brings enhancements to applications such as secure user authentication, content filtering, mixed reality, smart cameras, and more.
The Exynos 980 supports a 108-megapixel camera sensor. The advanced image signal processor (ISP) supports up to five separate sensors and can handle three sensors simultaneously for a better multi-camera experience. The Exynos 980’s multi-format codec (MFC) supports 4K Ultra HD video encoding and decoding at 120 frames per second. Plus, it supports HDR10+ dynamic mapping.
The Exynos 980 is expected to begin mass production by the end of this year.