Samsung has unveiled the Exynos 1080 chipset in China. It has arrived as the successor to the Exynos 980 SoC that was first seen on the Vivo X30 series of smartphones. The Vivo X60 series debuting in the coming weeks could be the first phones to feature the Exynos 1080 SoC.
The Exynos 1080 is a 5nm chipset built with EUV FinFET technology. In comparison to the predecessor, the new chip promises 14 percent improved performance and a 30 percent reduction in power consumption.
The Exynos 1080 includes an octa-core processor that comprises of a 2.84GHz Cortex A78 single-core CPU, a 2.6GHz Cortex A78 triple-core CPU, and a 2.0GHz Cortex A55 quad-core CPU. Graphics is handled by Mali-G78 MP10. The SoC supports LPPDR4x and LPDDR5 RAM, as well as UFS 3.1 flash storage.
When it comes to 5G connectivity, the Exynos 1080 offers 5.1GBps download speeds and 1.28GBps upload speeds on sub-6GHz network. On mmWave 5G, it can achieve 3.67Gbps download speeds and 3.67Gbps upload speeds. It supports connectivity features like Bluetooth 5.2, Wi-Fi 802.11ax, GPS, GLONASS< Beiduo, and Galilieo.
Phones featuring the Exynos 1080 can support WQHD+ resolution and a 90Hz refresh rate or Full HD+ resolution and a 144Hz refresh rate. It supports up to 200-megapixe single camera or up to 32-megpaixel + 32-megapixel dual cameras. It also supports HDR10+ an d4K 60fps encoding and decoding.
Last year, the Vivo X30 and Vivo X30 Pro featured the Exynos 980 chipset. It is likely that the Exynos 1080 could be powering the forthcoming Vivo X60 and X60 Pro phones. It is unclear whether there will be a Pro Plus model. There are rumors that Vivo will be one of the first brands to launch a Snapdragon 875 powered flagship phone. It is unclear whether it will be made available on the Vivo X60 Pro Plus or some other smartphone.