25 October 2021
2021 has been a pretty quiet year for Samsung's Exynos chipsets but starting next year, it will be changing. Samsung is rumored to be working on at least two high-end, one mid-range, and an entry-level chipset for 2022 and onward smartphones. Now, we have a new leak revealing a few details about the budget offering.
Ice Universe aka @UniverseIce has tweeted that Exynos 1280 is the chipset meant for entry-level smartphones. It is said to be based on the 5nm manufacturing process. This makes it an interesting processor to look out for but for some reason, it will be less powerful than the Exynos 1080 that was debuted last year.
5nm Exynos 1280,coming soon— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) November 3, 2021
Strangely, its specification is lower than Exynos 1080
For entry-level models
There are no words on when the processor will become available in the markets. It should get official in the coming months but as and when that will happen, we will keep you posted. Samsung also has Exynos 2200 flagship chipset in the works that will make its commercial debut with the next-gen Galaxy S22 flagship lineup.
It is turning out to be a premium processor with high-performance cores and GPUs. Samsung has even collaborated with AMD that will make Exynos 2200 the first smartphone chipset with Ray-tracing support. It is a technology that simulates how light bounces off the object. It results in a more realistic representation of reflection.