Samsung reveals features of Exynos 980 5G mobile processor

Samsung Electronics announced its 5G mobile processor Exynos 980 targeting 5G smartphone makers.
Samsung Exynos 980 5G processor
South Korea-based Samsung said it will start the mass production of Exynos 980 by the end of this year.

“With the introduction of our 5G modem last year, Samsung has been driving the 5G revolution and paved the way towards the next step in mobility,” said Ben Hur, vice president of System LSI marketing at Samsung Electronics.

Exynos 980 is Samsung’s first artificial intelligence (AI) mobile processor with an integrated 5G modem. 5G-enabled Exynos 980 helps reduce power consumption and increases the space efficiency within a device.

The 5G mobile processor’s modem supports 5G to 2G networks, providing gigabit downlink speed in 4G LTE and up to 2.55-gigabits per seconds (Gbps) in sub-6-gigahertz (GHz) 5G. The modem supports E-UTRA-NR Dual Connectivity (EN-DC), which combines 2CC LTE and 5G connectivity to maximize mobile downlink speed of up to 3.55Gbps.

The 5G mobile processor supports a new Wi-Fi 6 standard, IEEE 802.11ax, that provides faster speed and greater stability for seamless online gaming and smooth high-resolution video streaming over Wi-Fi networks.

Exynos 980 can run multiple apps, intricate UX designs and high-resolution graphic games effortlessly. Exynos 980 features two of the latest high-performance Cortex-A77 CPU cores and four efficient Cortex-A55 cores.

The neural processing unit (NPU) features performances of up to 2.7 times compared to its predecessor. AI tasks are processed right from the device rather than off-loaded to a server, thereby providing better data privacy and security.

Exynos 980’s multi-format codec (MFC) supports encoding and decoding of 4K UHD video at 120 frames per second (fps), Samsung said.