Samsung is preparing the first 5-nanometer chip for cheap smartphones

Samsung is one of the few manufacturers to release their own processors for their mobile devices. The South Korean giant has a whole series of branded mobile chipsets Exynos, which will soon be replenished with another representative.

According to the famous Chinese insider Ice Universe, Samsung is preparing to release its new mobile chipset. It will be made using a 5-nanometer technological process and is aimed at entry-level smartphones. For those who do not know, we note that the first 5-nanometer chip in the range of Samsung Exynos was the Exynos 1080 for mid-range devices, then the company released the flagship Exynos 2100, made according to the same standards. And the new processor, according to the source, will be one step lower than the Exynos 1080, but will be called the Exynos 1280, which can be confusing.

The insider did not disclose the exact technical characteristics of the new Exynos processor. But, most likely, the new chip will be inferior in this regard to the Exynos 1080, which consists of four high-performance Cortex-A78 cores, four energy-efficient Cortex-A55 cores and a Mali-G78 MP10 graphics accelerator.

By the way, if for mid-range smartphones, in addition to the aforementioned Exynos 1080, there is also a 5-nanometer Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G, then there is not a single similar chipset for the entry-level. And the Exynos 1280 could be the first budget processor to be made at 5nm standards.

The official announcement of Exynos 1280, according to Ice Universe, will take place next week. The exact date of the premiere is still unknown. By the way, it is possible that along with this chip the company will present one or two new chips for mobile devices. Perhaps it will be the top-end Exynos 2200 chipset, which will form the basis of the next flagship Samsung Galaxy S22 line.