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Samsung Exynos 980: world's first 8nm chip, 5G and 108MP camera sensor

Samsung's new Exynos 980: 8-core CPU, integrated 5G modem, Advanced NPU, 108MP camera sensor support, and more

By Anthony Garreffa on Sep 4, 2019 09:11 pm CDT - 0 mins, 57 secs reading time

Samsung has just unveiled its next-gen Exynos 980 chip, its first with an integrated 5G modem and SoC in a single chip with it made on the 8nm node.

Samsung Exynos 980: world's first 8nm chip, 5G and 108MP camera sensor |

The new Exynos 980 is a powerful 4G LTE modem but an even more powerful 5G with up to 2.55Gbps down, which would see you downloading at over 250MB/sec. Inside, the Exynos 980 also has the new Wi-Fi 6 standard, and comes in as an 8-core processor.

Samsung's new Exynos 980 has 2 x Cortex-A77 CPU cores and 6 x Cortex-A55 chips, joined by the Mali-G76 GPU for graphics and mixed reality experiences. Samsung is building in its neural processing unit (NPU) for on-board AI tasks, versus sending AI tasks to the cloud and back, it can all be done on-device.

One of the most exciting things for the Exynos 980 is that it rocks an image signal processor that handles up to 108 million pixel images, with the 108MP sensor supporting up to 5 individual sensors and process 3 of them at once.

We should expect the new Exynos 980 to be inside of Samsung's upcoming 2020 flagship smartphones like the Galaxy S11, Galaxy Note 11, and I'm sure Galaxy Fold 2.

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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

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