Samsung Exynos 880 8nm SoC announced with built-in 5G modem

Samsung Exynos 880 8nm SoC announced with integrated 5G speeds, NPU for mid-range phones. It is the company’s latest processor based on the 8-nanometer (nm) FinFET process technology.

The new Exynos 880 8nm SoC is a cheaper version of the last year’s Exynos 980 soC for mid-range 5G smartphones. And it is already powering the Vivo Y70s 5G Android Smartphones.

Exynos 880 comes with two high performing ARM Cortex-A77 cores clocked at 2GHz and six efficient Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 1.8GHz and ARM Mali-G76 MP5 GPU. Which has much of the power of the previously announced SoC -Exynos 980.

The ARM Mali-G76 MP5 GPU supports Full HD+ displays and high refresh rates for games along with AI skills and also supports LPDDR4X RAM and UFS 2.1 internal storage for Smartphones.

It arrives with an identical integrated 5G modem with support for up to 2.55Gbps download speeds and 1.28Gbps uploads. It arrives with a multi-mode modem that utilizes major networks from 2G to 4G LTE for reliable mobility anywhere.

Samsung Exynos 880

It also supports E-UTRA-NR Dual Connectivity (EN-DC) that maximizes mobile downlink speed up to 3.55Gbps with the combination of 2CC LTE and 5G connectivity. Others include Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac), FM Radio, GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, and Galileo.

And there is the major differences between the Exynos 880 and Exynos 980, the camera support. As the new Exynos 880 is “limited” to 64-megapixel main cameras or dual 20-megapixel setups, while the Exynos 980 chipset supports up to the 108-megapixel main camera.

It comes with 4K video recording support, up to 30 fps with H.265, H.264, and VP9 codecs. And playback compared to 4K 120 fps in the Exynos 980 chipset. It can also handle complex image analysis and recognition tasks.

The Samsung Exynos 880 8nm SoC is also powering Vivo’s latest 5G mid-range phone and will arrive in other affordable 5G smartphones at $280 – $350 in the coming months.

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