Samsung unveiled its new processor Exynos 2100 on Tuesday. The processor is expected to first appear in the company’s new flagship mobile Samsung Galaxy S21 which will be shown on Thursday 14 January.
According to Samsung itself, the new processor is 33 percent stronger for multi-core processors and 19 percent stronger for single-core processors compared to the Exynos 990 found in last year’s Galaxy S20. GPU performance will also be increased by 40 percent and energy efficiency by 20 percent thanks to the new 5nm process.
Exynos 2100 seems to be keeping pace with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888, which is expected to be used in the Samsung Galaxy S21 in the USA, among other places. On paper, however, the Exynos 2100 should actually have a slightly better CPU with a self-built ARM-X1 prime core that is supported by three A78 performance cores and four A55 efficiency cores. The Prime core is then at 2.9GHz compared to Qualcomm’s 2.84GHz. How much of a difference in performance will be noticed in reality remains to be seen.
Otherwise, the processors are very similar on almost all fronts. Both are capable of 26 TOPS for AI processes, use 5nm architecture and support camera sensors up to 200 megapixels. According to Samsung, their processor can also record video in 8k and 60 frames per second. Which can be compared to last year’s processor which recorded at 24 frames per second and Snapdragon 888 which can handle 30 frames per second.