Following the tradition, Samsung introduced the latest flagship processor ahead of the launching of its new flagship smartphones. As we know, the Galaxy S21 series will be launched on January 14, at Samsung’s first Galaxy Unpacked event of 2021.
Recently, the South Korean tech firm announced the Exynos 2100 in its first virtual event. This new mobile processor is Samsung’s first premium 5G-integrated mobile processor built on the most advanced 5-nanometer (nm) extreme ultra-violet (EUV) process node.
A glimpse at official statements:
- Inyup Kang, President of System LSI Business at Samsung Electronics.
“Today we are delighted to introduce the Exynos 2100, our most advanced mobile processor yet. Armed with powerful processing technologies and an advanced 5G modem on a power-efficient 5nm process node, Exynos 2100 will set a new standard for tomorrow’s flagship mobile devices.”
- Kyeongjun Kim, Executive Vice President and head of Mobile R&D Office at Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics.
“With powerful processing, fast 5G connectivity, and intelligent AI-acceleration, the Exynos 2100 offers the utmost performance that meets the stringent quality standards and requirements for our next generation smartphone.”
- Paul Williamson, Vice President and General Manager, Client Line of Business at Arm.
“Arm and Samsung have collaborated closely to incorporate Arm’s powerful next-generation compute and graphics platform, at the heart of the Samsung Exynos 2100. As a result of our partnership, we are able to maximize performance and make these experiences reality in next-generation mobile devices while delivering exceptional battery life.”
Samsung Exynos 2100 5nm process technology:
Exynos 2100’s computation and graphic processing performance have been refined and improved to surpass the power user’s performance expectations. As it is built on 5nm EUV process technology that allows up to 10% higher overall performance or 20% lower power consumption compared to the 7nm predecessor.
Samsung Exynos 2100 CPU Architecture:
The octa-core CPU of Exynos 2100 comes with an improved tri-cluster structure architecture including a single powerful Arm Cortec -X1 core that runs up to 2.9GHz, three high-performing Cortex-A78 cores, and four power-efficient Cortex-A55 cores provide 30% more enhancement in multi-core performance compared to its predecessor.
Samsung Exynos 2100 GPU:
Samsung Exynos 2100 equips Arm Mali -G78 which supports the latest APIs such as Vulkan and OpenCL. It increases graphic performance by 40% for visually stunning and seamless graphics to enable the most immersive mobile experiences including gaming and AR/VR or MR(Mixed Reality).
The latest chipset introduced by Samsung also integrates multi-IP governor (AMIGO) technology for optimized power usages of CPU, GPU, and other processes. Samsung also continues its strive to help minimize the carbon footprint of future smartphones with broad efforts to increase the energy efficiency of its products across software and hardware technologies.
Samsung Exynos 2100 NPU:
Exynos 2100’s comes with a newly-designed tri-core NPU that has architectural enhancements such as minimizing unnecessary operations to achieve efficient utilization and supporting function maps and weight compression.
This new SoC can perform up to 26-trillion-operations-per-second (TOPS) with more than twice the power efficiency than the previous generation. Consumers will be able to enjoy smart and more interactive features as well as enhanced computer vision performance in applications such as imaging.
Its advanced image signal processor supports up to 200MP camera resolution. Even, it can connect with up to six different lenses for richer multi-camera experiences. The ISP can merge feeds from multiple cameras to improve image quality, enhance zoom performance for ultra-wide shots, and more.
Following the popularization of the 5G era, Exynos 2100’s integrated 5G modem supports 5G’s sub-6GHz and mmWave spectrums from 2G GSM/CDMA, 3G WCDMA, and 4G LTE, for strong network coverage and reliability. Its 5G modem brings a maximum downlink speed of up to 5.1Gbps in sub 6GHz and 7.35Gbps in mmWave, or 3.0Gbps in 4G networks with 1024 Quadrature Amplitude Modulation (QAM) support.
Exynos 2100 Availablity:
According to the official confirmation, Samsung informed that the Exynos 2100 chipset is currently under mass production. As we know, the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S21, S21+, and S21 Ultra will be powered by the latest Exynos 2100 SoC. The company will ship these flagships with Exynos 2100 in European countries.