Samsung today announced the Exynos 2100, its latest flagship processor. The new chipset will power Samsung’s new flagship devices including the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S21. The Exynos 2100 is the brand’s first premium 5G-integrated mobile processor based on the 5nm architecture. This allows the chip to deliver up to 10% higher overall performance while having 20% lower battery consumption.
Samsung is also focusing on AI capabilities with the new chipset. The brand claims the Exynos 2100 can perform up to 26-trillion-operations-per-second (TOPS) with more than twice the power efficiency than the previous generation. You can watch the recap of the Live event below.
The Exynos 2100 is an octa-core chipset and features one ARM Cortex X1 Core that runs at up to 2.9GHz. There are also three high performing Cortex-A78 cores and four power-efficient Cortex-A55. Samsung claims the new multi-core performance of the chip is 30% more than its predecessor. The chipset also includes the Arm Mali-G78 GPU which supports the Vulkan and OpenCL APIs while adding enhanced support for Augmented Reality (AR)/Virtual Reality (VR) or Mixed Reality(MR).
“The evolution of technologies such as 5G, advanced graphics and machine learning have been critical in enabling new mobile experiences,” said Paul Williamson, Vice President and General Manager, Client Line of Business at Arm. “Arm and Samsung have collaborated closely to incorporate Arm’s powerful next-generation compute and graphics platform, at the heart of the Samsung Exynos 2100,” he adds.
The Samsung Exynos 2100 will support UFS 3.1 and UFS 2.1 storage, and LPDDR5 RAM. In terms of connectivity, the chipset supports 5G (sub-6GHz/mmWave), 4G LTE (1024 QAM), 3G WCDMA, and 2G GSM/CDMA networks. Coming to imaging capabilities, the new Exynos chip will feature support for up to 200MP sensors and 4K UHD video recording at 120 frames per second (fps), while also being able to decode 8K video at 60fps.