23 December 2020
Samsung has released a video clip on Twitter teasing the launch of a new Exynos processor. The announcement reveals that the new Exynos chipset will be released on January 12th. The promotional campaign for the launch is around the tagline "Exynos is back" suggesting that it will be a powerful chipset.
The important thing to note here is that the Exynos launch date is only two days ahead of the rumored Galaxy S21 series launch. It is good enough reason to believe that the processor will be used in next-gen flagships by the South Korean brand. We have already heard murmurs that the new Galaxy S-series will be powered by the Exynos 2100 processor.
Exynos 2100 is a rumored flagship processor based on the 5nm manufacturing process. It will feature a total of eight cores including one 2.91GHz ARM X1 core, three 2.81GHz Cortex-A78 cores, and four 2.21GHz Cortex-A55 cores. There is expected to be a Mali-G78 GPU for handling graphics-intensive applications and support for 5G connectivity. It should be noted that this chipset will be available only in select markets as other regions would get Galaxy S21 devices with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 888 processor.
In the past, we have seen a significant performance gap between Qualcomm and Exynos processors. These gaps have been so huge that many users have been left disappointed with their purchases. We will have to wait and see if Samsung has made any noteworthy improvements to the newest chip to bring it at par with Qualcomm's finest and greatest.