Samsung has announced its mid-range SoC Exynos 1380 which will support mmWave 5G connectivity among some notable features. Although the company has largely stopped flagship chipset production, it doesn’t mean it’s dead with the latest one powering the company’s upcoming affordable phone Galaxy A54.
The new chipset is the successor to the Exynos 1280 and will power a range of devices. It will likely bring new improvements, and noticeably it will include AI features. The midrange chipset features a new AI engine with enhanced language recognition for voice assistants such as Bixby and Google Assistant. Besides, image identification and detail recognition will also improve.
Additionally, image recognition is seemingly improved as well, with improved image identification and detail recognition.
The Exynos 1380 is built on the 5nm EUV process and consists of an octa-core chip. It has two sets of processors comprising a quad Cortex-A78 clocking 2.4 GHz and another quad Cortex-A55 that clocks slightly slower at 2.0 GHz.
As for the graphics, Samsung is pairing the chipset with an Arm Mali-G68 MP5 GPU and an AI engine that is capable of 4.9 (TOPS) trillion operations per second.
Up to 200 MP camera and mmWave 5G
Seems like you won’t have to pay a fortune to buy high MP camera phones these days. The Exynos 1380 SoC supports cameras up to 200 MP. In theory, it will be equal in number to the one on Galaxy S23 Ultra. However, it is unlikely that Samsung will embed a flagship camera sensor with this chipset. Likewise, it supports video recording up to 4K@30fps.
5G is becoming more common among the smartphone these days and there’s no exception. The Exynos 1380 supports 5G connectivity with mmWave and sub-6 GHz bands which support download speeds up to 3.79 Gbps and upload speeds up to 1.28 Gbps.
Samsung Exynos 1380 specs
- Octa-core chips
- Quad Cortex-A72 2.4 GHz and Quad CortexA-55 2.0 GHz)
- GPU: Mali G68 GPU
- Full HD+
- 144Hz refresh rate
- RAM: LPDDR5 RAM
- Storage: UFS 3.1
- 200 MP cameras with 64 MP resolution
- zero shutter lag
- Recording: 4K recording at 30fps with EIS
- Real-time object recognition
- mmWave and sub 6GHz networks
- Download speeds for 3.67Gbps
- 1.28Gbps upload speeds
- Other connectivity features
- BeiDou, Galileo, GLONASS, GPS,
- Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, etc.
Which phones will come with the Exynos 1380 chipset?
It’s not hard to predict that Exynos will power midrange phones this year and the Galaxy A series could be the immediate favorites. Last year, Galaxy A53 came with Exynos 1280 so it’s likely the immediate successors will have the Exynos 1380 chipset.
Samsung could launch the Galaxy A54 phone along with others at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona scheduled after a few days.