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Samsung announces Exynos 2100 chip


Samsung has officially announced Exynos 2100, its mobile processor that is expected to support its upcoming flagship Galaxy S21 lineup in most parts of the world outside the United States.

Like the Exynos 1080 announced last year, the Exynos 2100 is designed using a 5 nm manufacturing process and is equipped with an integrated 5G modem that can handle both Sub-6GHz and mmWave.

At the heart of the Exynos 2100 processor are eight central processing cores, including a 2.9 GHz Arm Cortex-X1 core, three Cortex-A78 nuclei and four energy-saving Cortex-A55 cores.

This CPU is paired with the Arm Mali-G78 graphics processing unit and the three-core NPU neural processing unit to handle AI tasks.

Samsung says Exynos offers 10 percent more performance than its predecessor, 7 nm, or 20 percent less in power consumption.

For camera sensors, the Exynos 2100 supports up to 200-megapixel resolution and can be connected to up to six sensors at a time.

It is also able to handle feeds from up to four cameras at a time, so the company says: this feature can be used for better zoom or ultra-wide images.

While Samsung is expected to use Qualcomm's Snapdragon 888 processor in the Galaxy S21 in the United States, this Exynos processor is likely to run the phone in most parts of the world.

However, Samsung last year was heavily criticized for this approach to the processor used in the past when standards showed that Exynos chips are not as capable as their Snapdragon counterparts.

With Exynos 2100, Samsung no doubt hopes to close the performance gap between its chips and Qualcomm chips.