Flagship Samsung Exynos 2100 SoC may arrive on January 12th
Samsung unveiled its latest Exynos chipset on January 12, 2021, and has confirmed that it will likely be at the heart of at least some of the new Galaxy S21 series.
Samsung has not yet confirmed the announcement of the flagship phone from the Galaxy S21 family, but we know that we are already exposed to many leaks and that the S21 family will also appear in mid-January. I will.
— Samsung Exynos (@SamsungExynos) December 18, 2020
So the timing of this new Exynos seems to be pretty fast to include the chipset in a new phone or at least part of its release. Samsung usually relies on Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon for North American devices to confuse things about using SoCs. But most of the world gets variants powered by Exynos.
This has proven to be controversial in recent years. Exynos’ performance has failed to satisfy some of Samsung’s most loyal enthusiasts. This year’s Exynos 990 on the Galaxy S20 failed to reach the performance the Snapdragon 865 achieved with the Qualcomm-powered phone release. Unfortunately, due to its performance hunger, Samsung has not officially offered Snapdragon-based devices in the areas where Exynos serves.
So far, the name of the chipset is expected to be Samsung Exynos 2100. If there is a leak, it may be a bit like the general engineering that Qualcomm has adopted this time around. The Snapdragon 888 uses one core, the Arm Cortex-X1, for maximum performance, followed by three high-performance cores. The other four efficiency cores handle low power tasks while further reducing battery life.
Samsung’s approach is believed to be similar, with the Exynos 2100 having a single Cortex-X1 core. Of course, it can make a difference depending on how this is scored.
Qualcomm has chosen to clock the core X1 core to 2.84GHz. But Samsung engineers can choose to make it a bit higher. In addition, you can choose how well the SoC switches between cores depending on your application requirements. However, the company faces a difficult struggle with those who prefer to switch Galaxy’s flagship entirely to Qualcomm Silicon for better optimization.
Details will be confirmed in January 2021.