Powerful competitor to Snapdragon 865 and Kirin 990. Presented 7-nanometer SoC Exynos 990, which will be used in Samsung Galaxy S11

Samsung officially unveiled its new flagship single-chip platform Samsung Exynos 990 tonight. It will obviously be used on the Galaxy S11 and Galaxy Note11 smartphones, and maybe even on some Galaxy A models. Well, it will have to compete with other top-end SoCs – the Kirin 990 and Snapdragon 865.

Samsung Exynos 990 is made using 7 nm EUV technology – it is believed that this process is more advanced, unlike the standard 7-nanometer. The layout of the platform is a three-cluster eight-core: with two development cores, two ARM Cortex-A76 and four Cortex-A55, and ARM Mali-G77 is used as a GPU. According to official figures, the platform is 20% more productive than the predecessor Exynos 9820 both in terms of the central processor and in terms of graphics. Of course, a neural processor (NPU) is also provided in the platform – it is dual-core.

Exynos 990 supports LPDDR5 memory and displays with a frame frequency of 120 Hz. The image processor can work with six camera image sensors, and with three – at the same time. Perhaps the Galaxy S11 will be able to support recording from three cameras at once, like the iPhone 11 Pro. The maximum supported image sensor resolution is 108 megapixels. And there is no doubt that such (produced by Samsung itself, the company announced it back in August) will be in the Galaxy S11.

Along with Exynos 990, Samsung introduced the new 5G modem – Exynos Modem 5123. It is manufactured using the same 7N EUV process technology and supports operation in the bands below 6 GHz (Sub-6 GHz) and millimeter waves (mmWave). Of course, the modem also supports networks / technologies of data transmission of previous generations – 2G GSM, CDMA, 3G WCDMA, TD-SCDMA, HSPA and 4G LTE. Exynos Modem 5123 provides a maximum data transfer rate of 5.1 Gbit / s in the ranges below 6 GHz and 7.35 Gbit / s in the millimeter wave range, the maximum data transfer rate in 4G networks is up to 3 Gbit / s using QAM technology (1024 Quadrature Amplitude Modulation).

Samsung promises to begin mass production of both new products by the end of this year.

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