10 May 2022
Samsung has finally detailed the Exynos 1280 chipset meant for budget-oriented mid-range smartphones. The processor has already made its commercial debut with the likes of Galaxy A33, Galaxy A53, and Galaxy M33. The company did not talk about the processor in detail at the time of phone launches but has now shared what to expect from the chip.
The Exynos 1280 is developed using Samsung's own 5nm EUV manufacturing process. It is an octa-core chip featuring dual Cortex-A78 cores clocked at 2.4GHz and six Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 2GHz. It features ARM Mali-G68 GPU for handling all the graphics-intensive processes. There is support for both mmWave and Sub-6GHz 5G connectivity. Samsung actually touting the processor as "5G for all".
The processor is capable of supporting Full HD+ display panels with up to 120Hz refresh rate. It can support up to a single 108-megapixel camera sensor and 4K video recording at 30fps. There is compatibility with LPDDR4X RAM and UFS 2.2 storage which is not surprising as it is aimed at budget and mid-range phones.
In terms of connectivity, it is compatible with Wi-Fi 802.11ac MIMO (2.4/5G), 5G NR (Sub-6GHz), 5G NR mmWave, LTE Cat.18, Bluetooth 5.2, and FM Radio Rx. Samsung says it has optimized the GPU with Fused Multiply-Add (FMA) which should help it deliver improved power efficiency.