Samsung comes in various types of chipsets on the market. Starting from Qualcomm, MediaTek, own designs to Unisoc. With the reason to be able to provide more options.
In releasing a product such as a smartphone, Samsung rarely mentions a specific type of chipset, especially the vendor that makes it. Generally, only clock speed and fabrication are used, maybe one of them is because the flagship comes in two different chipsets. Now the specifications for the Exynos 1280 have just been revealed in full.
Information regarding the specifications of the Samsung Exynos 1280 chipset can be accessed through the Samsung Semiconductors website. Present carrying the slogan “5G for everyone”, this latest Samsung chip is indeed presented for more affordable 5G smartphones. Bringing a number of new technologies for best-in-class AI support and power efficiency.
In the connectivity sector, the Exynos 1280 already supports 5G networks both sub-6GHz and mmWave (which is more common for a number of operators in the United States). The maximum downlink and uplink speeds reach up to 2.55Gbps & 1.28Gbps. Of course, older networks are also supported, as well as 4G LTE, 3G WCDMA and 2G GSM even if needed.
Prioritizing power efficiency, the CPU architecture on the Exynos 1280 uses two Arm Cortex-A78 cores up to 2.4GHz and six more power-efficient Arm Cortex-A55 cores up to 2GHz. Yes, 2+6 aka not 4+4, a combination that is considered to be able to provide optimal performance and power saving for more stable device usage.
What helps make the battery last longer, of course, is the 5nm EUV fabrication process that Samsung applied to the Exynos 1280. That way, there are more transistors available in a small space. So that power efficiency can be better when compared to Snapdragon 778G which still uses the 6nm process.
Other parts of the Exynos 1280 specifications are no less interesting. The Mali-G68 GPU inside has been optimized with Fused Multiply-Add (FMA) technology, which can provide more efficient power consumption as well as high performance. The integrated Neural Processing Unit aka NPU is also capable of running operations up to 4.3 trillion per second (TOPS). To run a number of AI functions on a variety of modern applications.
For the camera, the ISP on the Exynos 1280 already supports the main sensor up to a resolution of 108MP. For shooting, you can take 30 photo frames per second via burst mode up to 32MP, or run three cameras at once in 16MP resolution without lag. Multi-frame image processing technology can produce the best photo output.
Maximum video recording on the Exynos 1280 can reach 4K 30fps, and EIS support is also available. Meanwhile, to power the smartphone screen, this chipset supports resolutions up to full HD + at a refresh rate of 120Hz, according to the specifications of the Galaxy A53 5G. Of course it’s better than the previous generation which only supports 4G.