Samsung Exynos 2100 chipset announced for flagship smartphones

Samsung, the South Korean giant has announced its Samsung Exynos 2100 chipset for smartphones. The high-end chip from the company will be powering the upcoming flagship lineup — Samsung Galaxy S21 series, which is set to launch on 14th January.

The chipset comes with Mali-G78 GPU, designed by ARM. As per the company’s claims, it will deliver 40 percent better performance compared to its predecessor found in the last year’s Exynos 990 chipset.

Samsung Exynos 2100

Manufactured using the 5nm EUV process, the Samsung Exynos 2100 comes with an eight-core CPU including an Arm Cortex X1 core, clocked at up to 2.9GHz; three Cortex A78 cores; and four power-efficient Cortex-A55 cores. Samsung says that it should deliver a “more than 30 percent enhancement in multicore performance” than its predecessor.

The ISP used in this chip is capable of handling resolutions of up to 200MP and can connect six lenses. Further, it can also process four feeds concurrently, allowing for improved zoom performance and better image quality for ultrawide shots.

It also comes with an integrated 5G modem that supports both mmWave and sub-6GHz. It can handle maximum download speeds of 5.1Gbps over lower-band 5G and up to 7.35Gbps over mmWave.

On paper, the Samsung Exynos 2100 looks extremely competitive and will be up against the likes of Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, Apple A14, and Huawei Kirin 9000. While the company has not yet confirmed, it will be powering the Galaxy S21 lineup. So, we won’t have to wait long to see how the chipset performs in the real world.