The South Korean giant has presented the new Samsung Exynos 2100, a top-of-the-range SoC that will be the heart of the new Galaxy S21 5G, whose presentation is scheduled for this same January 14.
During the last few months we have been seeing a lot of rumors and leaks related to the Samsung Exynos 2100 and today, finally, we have all your official keys. This SoC is manufactured in a 5 nm process, the most advanced that exists right now in the smartphone sector, and positions it as the most powerful silicon that the South Korean company has designed so far.
As you might expect, the Samsung Exynos 2100 includes a eight core processor, ride a Next-gen GPU and has a 5G modem capable of very high speeds. It is also compatible with state-of-the-art optical sensors and storage solutions.
Samsung Exynos 2100 Specifications
- Manufactured in process of 5 nm. Increases performance by 10%, and reduces consumption by 20%.
- Processor eight cores divided into three blocks (big.LITTLE fabric), with a high-performance 2.9 GHz Cortex-X1 core, three 2.8 GHz Cortex-A78 cores and four 2.2 GHz Cortex-A55 cores.
- GPU ARM Mali-G78 MP14 (adds fourteen graphics cores).
- Yield up to 26 TOPs (trillions of operations per second) in artificial intelligence.
- 5G NR Sub-6GHz modem with download speeds up to 5.1 Gbps and 1.92 Gbps upstream, and 5G NR mmWave with speeds up to 7.35 Gbps download and 3.67 Gbps upload.
- 4G LTE at a maximum of 3 Gbps downstream and up to 422 Mbps upstream.
- Memory compatible LPDDR5, capable of reaching a maximum bandwidth of 51.2 GB / s.
- Supports storage solutions UFS 2.1 and UFS 3.1.
- Can work with screens up to 4K and 120 Hz refresh rate, and with QHD + screens with a refresh rate of up to 144 Hz.
- Supports a sensor up to 200 MP (or two 32 MP sensors).
- 4K video recording at 120 FPS, you can decode video in 8K and supports HDR10 +.
We have a very powerful setup, there is no doubt about that. Both the CPU and the GPU of the Samsung Exynos 2100 are up to date, although we must bear in mind that the South Korean company has returned to bet on an ARM solution Mali, a GPU architecture that does not quite match the Qualcomm Adreno series. This means that rumors that the Snapdragon 888 was going to outperform the Exynos 2100 in graphics performance are highly likely to come true.
When it comes to CPU-level performance, and power efficiency, both SoCs have a lot in common, including the 5nm manufacturing process, so it will be interesting to see how they compare on both levels.
The Samsung Exynos 2100 SoC will be used in the international version of the Galaxy S21 5G, Galaxy S21 + 5G and Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G, and we also hope to see it integrated into the international version of the Galaxy Note 21 and Galaxy Note 21 Ultra. Versions for the United States, China and other specific markets will come equipped with the Snapdragon 888 SoC.
I remind you that, according to the latest rumors, Samsung is still working to be able to use Semi-custom AMD Radeon GPUs in their next generation of Exynos SoCs. It is not yet clear if they will arrive in time to implement an RDNA 2 GPU in the successor to the Samsung Exynos 2100, but expectations are very high, and it could be the booster that the South Korean company needs to surpass Qualcomm on all fronts, including the GPU-level performance.
Considering the importance of gaming for many who buy top-of-the-range smartphones, it is clear that the introduction of a Radeon RDNA 2 GPU in a future Galaxy S22 it would be a master move by Samsung.