Samsung introduced a new chipset designed for flagship devices.
Exynos 990, as befits a modern top-end chipset, is built using 7-nm process standards. During its construction, a three-cluster processor architecture was used. It includes two powerful native processor cores, two high-performance Cortex-A76 cores, and four energy-efficient Cortex-A55 cores. The graphics processor in the chipset is controlled by the ARM Mali-G77 MP11 graphic coprocessor. The company claims that all components have become 20% more productive and energy efficient compared to current chipsets.
The Exynos 990 also includes a dual-core neuroprocessor (NPU) and an advanced digital signal processor (DSP).
The chipset can be paired with the new 5G-modem Exynos Modem 5123. It provides download speeds of up to 7.35 Gbit / s in the range of mmWave and up to 5.1 Gbit / s in sub-6GHz.
Exynos 990 has support for displays with a resolution of WQUXGA (3840×2400 pixels) and 4K UHD (4096×2160 pixels), as well as a refresh rate of up to 120 Hz. In smartphones equipped with this chipset, single cameras with a resolution of up to 108 MP can be used. In addition, LPDDR5 RAM modules with a data transfer rate of up to 5500 megabits per second are supported.
The Exynos 990 is expected to debut early next year on Samsung Galaxy S11 smartphones.