So far, Samsung only has a line of Exynos chips targeted at mid-range and premium smartphones.
Samsung is known to be preparing to launch a chipset new for entry-level smartphones. The South Korean tech giant is one of the few manufacturers to make their own chipsets to support their phones. But so far, the company has only had its chip lineup Exynos targeted at mid-range and premium smartphones.
Reporting from Gizmochina (November 4), an Ice Universe leaker, recently revealed that Samsung is working on a new Exynos 1280 chipset manufactured using the 5nm process.
The report adds that the chipset specifications will be lower than the Exynos 1080, meaning the new chip is aimed at entry-level smartphones. Apart from that, not much is known about this upcoming chipset. But considering that 5G is now mainstream, the processor is expected to come with 5G connectivity support.
The Exynos 1080 is Samsung’s starting chipset range so far. It is an octa-core processor with one Arm Cortex-A78 core running at 2.8GHz, three Cortex-A78 cores clocked at 2.6GHz, and four Cortex-A55 cores. As of now, Vivo seems to be the only smartphone that uses the Exynos 1080 chip. The
The company plans to increase the use of the Exynos series chips in its own smartphones, and thus there is a high chance that an entry chipset will come and support the smartphones that Samsung launches.
On the other hand, Samsung is also expected to launch another chipset which is likely the Exynos 2200 with AMD GPU. This chipset will be the brand’s flagship offering and will support the upcoming Galaxy S22 series smartphones in several regions.
Samsung, as is known, has shifted its focus to the chipset business because it doesn’t want to be too dependent on other companies. The company also played a big role in developing Google’s first dedicated chip for the Pixel 6 series, Tensor.