Samsung’s Latest Exynos Processor Is More Powerful, but Doesn’t Come With Built-In 5G

Posted on October 24, 2019 by Mehedi Hassan in Hardware, Mobile with 6 Comments

Samsung Electronics is pretty quick at iterating with new processors, and although the company only recently launched a new Exynos processor back in August, it’s coming back with another new Exynos processor.

The company’s latest Exynos 990 is its newest premium mobile processor that’s meant for high-end devices, but it doesn’t come with built-in 5G. Instead, phone makers will have to combine the Exynos 990 with the new Exynos Modem 5123.

Both the chips are made using Samsung’s advanced 7nm process and use extreme ultra-violet to offer “unprecedented” performance. The new Exynos 990 features an embedded Arm Mali-G77 GPU, which enables an increase in graphics performance and performance efficiency by up to 20%. The CPU performance has also seen an overall increase of 20%, thanks to the two powerful custom cores, two high-performance Cortex-A76 cores, and four power-efficient Cortex-A55 cores. The processor also includes a 120HZ refresh-rate display driver, which will allow phone makers to ship phones with display refresh rates of 120Hz.

Samsung says the new Exynos 990 will  be useful for on-device AI, with the built-in dual-core NPU and the improved digital signal processor that can perform more than ten-trillion operations per second,

As for the company’s new modem, which works best with the new Exynos 990, can “virtually support” all networks, according to Samsung. That includes 5G sub-6GHz, of course.

The company plans to mass-produce both the Exynos 990 and Exynos Modem 5123 by the end of this year.

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