Samsung officially launches Exynos 1280 SoC for 5G mid range smartphones

Samsung has launched a new chipset called Exynos 1280 that comes with enhanced 5G and AI capabilities. The chipset has already been deployed in a few mid-range Galaxy smartphones including Galaxy A33, Galaxy A53 and Galaxy M33. Samsung claims that this processor will bring efficient computing and graphics performance to 5G smartphones.

Samsung Exynos 1280 specifications

Display: FHD+ @120 Hz

Memory: LPDDR4x

Process technology: 5 nm EUV

CPU: Two Cortex-A78 @2.4Ghz + Six Cortex-A55 @2.0GHz, 64-bit

GPU: Arm Mali-G68

AI Engine: AI Engine with NPU, 4.3 TOPS

Modem: 5G NR Sub-6GHz + 5G NR mmWave 1, 2.55 Gbps DL, 1.28 Gbps UL, global 5G multi-SIM

Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi 802.11ac MIMO with Dual-band (2.4/5G)

Camera: Single camera up to 108 MP, Triple camera up to 16 MP, 4K video @30fps recording and playback

Storage: UFS v2.2

Other: Bluetooth 5.2, FM Radio Rx, Quad-constellation multi-signal for L1 and L5 GNSS

Samsung Exynos 1280 SoC features

As mentioned earlier, the new Samsung chipset is built on 5nm EUV technology and comes with an octa-core CPU that has two Cortex-A78 performance cores clocked at 2.4Ghz and six Cortex-A55 power-efficient cores clocked at 2.0GHz. As for the GPU, the chipset comes with Arm Mali-G68 and sub-6GHz and mmWave 5G connectivity.

Additionally, it offers support for a 108MP camera, 16MP triple camera setup, and 4K video recording. As for the display, Samsung reveals that it supports FHD+ display that offers a 120Hz refresh rate.

The chipset is produced by Samsung Foundry with the help of Fused Multiply-Add (FMA) technology. This technology boosts the power consumption and battery efficiency of the chipset. With multi-frame image processing, Samsung Exynos 1280 SoC produces clearer images with less noise and sharp details.

According to Samsung, the chipset also comes with a neural processing unit (NPU) that brings AI functions like scene segmentation, real-time motion analysis and multi-object surveillance.

Conclusion

Samsung has launched a new chipset called Exynos 1280 that comes with enhanced 5G and AI capabilities. The chipset has already been deployed in a few mid-range Galaxy smartphones including Galaxy A33, Galaxy A53 and Galaxy M33. Samsung claims that this processor