Samsung has just unveiled its new high-end SoC, the famous Exynos 2100 . It will equip the European models of the Galaxy S21. Focus on a chip that seems to have a respondent.
Engraved in 5 nm, the Exynos 2100 therefore brings together all the know-how of the Samsung division in charge of semiconductors. A complete SoC that displays impressive performance. At least on paper. As often, it will be necessary to wait for the first benchs to know what the chip really has in the belly.
In theory, however, it does not lack an asset to seduce.
The Exynos 2100 is official, and it seems to have some under the elbow
The CPU is therefore based on a brand new core, the Cortex X1, with a frequency reaching 2.9 GHz. To complete it and support it in daily tasks, Samsung has also integrated three A78 cores and four Cortext A55 cores, for a total of 8 cores divided into three clusters, or subsets.
Unsurprisingly, Samsung is full of praise for its new chip and the manufacturer promises 10% more performance compared to the previous generation with a 20% gain in energy consumption.
This second point is moreover the most interesting. Assuming the rest of the Galaxy S21's setup is close to that of the Galaxy S20s, the latter should be able to hold up for much longer.
The GPU is not left out either and Samsung has chosen to turn to a Mali-G78 composed of 14 different cores. This time, the brand is talking about a power gain of around 40%! Ditto for the NPU which brings together three different cores and which will be able to deploy a power of 26 TOPS.
A big CPU and a big GPU, but also new at the level of the NPU and the ISP
Or a power equivalent to that of the NPU present on board the Snapdragon 888, presented by Qualcomm at the end of last year .
The Exynos 2100 also has a brand new ISP that will be able to support sensors with 200 million pixels of definition. Better yet, it can even manage six sensors and simultaneously manage their data flows. This may result in new functions on the video side for the Galaxy S21.
Samsung also mentions the presence of a 5G modem directly integrated into the chip, with a theoretical bandwidth of up to 7.35 Gbps on an mmWave network or 5.1 Gbps on a sub-6 network.
The brand also clarified that the Exynos 2100 has already entered the mass production phase. Unsurprisingly, it should therefore be present on board the Galaxy S21, the Galaxy S21 which will be presented this week, more precisely on January 14 .