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A new leak may offer the first signs of an Exynos 981 SoC

There may be a new mid-range 5G processor in the works. (Source: Samsung)
There may be a new mid-range 5G processor in the works. (Source: Samsung)
Samsung launched the Exynos 880 5G mobile device processor earlier in 2020. Now, there is a hint it will get a successor in 2021. This 980 SoC has been mentioned in a Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) certification, which indicates it is capable of supporting the newer 5.2 standard.

Samsung released the Exynos 880 octa-core processor earlier this year. Now, it seems it is getting a new generation. This may be evidenced in a new Bluetooth SIG entry from its OEM's Cambridge Solution Centre. It states that the chipset may be capable of supporting a more up-to-date form of this wireless connectivity.

Accordingly, this 981 chipset can apparently use modules rated for Bluetooth 5.2. Then again, nothing else is known about this putative mobile platform. To recap, its possible predecessor was made of 2.0GHz Cortex-A77 cores, 6 1.79GHz A55 cores, the Mali-G76 GPU and a dedicated NPU. It might be interesting to see a 1+3+4 core conformation in its replacement.

Then again, this may be reserved for the rumored 981's higher-end sibling, the Exynos 1080. It is slated to get Cortex-A78 cores, and may accordingly be the next step away from the 980 processor found in devices such as the Vivo S6 5G and Galaxy A71 5G.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2020-10-31 (Update: 2020-10-31)