Samsung Tech Day is an event that provides a pretty good insight into Samsung’s innovation. For instance, in last year’s event, we got to witness various innovative products such as the SmartSSD, a 7nm EUV process node, and many more. Similarly, this year too the South Korean tech giants put forth a series of products for the world to see.
Samsung Exynos 990 Chipset Overview
One of the main highlights of this year’s event was the new Exynos 990 processor. Making use of Samsung’s 7nm process and an integrated Mali-G77 GPU, the processor should be a powerful one. In terms of power efficiency and performance, Exynos 990 should be about 20% faster than the previously launched Exynos 980.
Like me, I’m certain that the launch of the Exynos 990 came as a surprise for many. And that’s because, in less than two months, Samsung announced two flagship-level chipsets- the aforementioned Exynos 980 and the new Exynos 990. Now, it’s not that they are completely similar. Obviously, there’s some difference between them that suggests that the new chipset may target a slightly different market.
The Exynos 990 lacks an integrated 5G modem. However, the 980 does have it. So, probably this new chipset may target the 4G devices. Nevertheless, as mentioned above, it is faster than the 980. And if required, it can be paired with the 5G Exynos Modem 5123, which was also announced today.
Other than being a faster chipset, the Exynos 990 also boasts a support of 120Hz displays. Additionally, the support of up to six cameras (maximum resolution 180MP), is also one of its notable features.
For now, it still unclear about the device that will incorporate this new chipset. But as it is a flagship-level processor, the best guess would be that it will probably power the Galaxy S11 devices. And as its feature includes support for a powerful camera, we might get to see the ISOCELL Bright HMX sensor in the Galaxy devices next year. However, these are just speculation for now.
A new mid-range processor in the making?
Well, that was about one of the actual chipsets that launched. However, rumors were persistent about a mid-range processor to be launched too. Supposedly labeled the Exynos 9630, the processor should come as an upgrade to the existing Exynos 9610.
As with Exynos 9610, the new 9630 would also be deployed in the mid-range phones from Samsung such as the Galaxy A series. And we might get to see this integrated into the so-called Galaxy A51 soon. However, much detail about the chipsets is not yet made public. But the rumor is that it is made on a smaller process. This means that the Exynos 9630 should provide higher efficiency.
So, a flagship-level processor and a mid-range processor. They should probably be the main highlights of this year’s Samsung Tech Day. However, the news about the new mid-range processor is nothing more than rumor right now. Thus, my advice would be to take it with a pinch of salt. And stay put for an official announcement.