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Exynos 1480: Samsung officially unveils Galaxy A55's SoC

Samsung has officially listed the Exynos 1480 on its website (image via Samsung)
Samsung has officially listed the Exynos 1480 on its website (image via Samsung)
Samsung has posted the Exynos 1480's detailed spec sheet on its website. Key features include support for mmWave 5G networks, a 6K MAC NPU, Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.3

Geekbench listings already told us most of what we needed to know about the Samsung Galaxy A55's Exynos 1480 SoC. For reasons unknown, Samsung didn't mention it in any capacity when it launched the smartphone earlier this month. The company finally has a dedicated page for the Exynos 1480, complete with a spec sheet. Its CPU has 4x Arm Cortex A78 cores (2.75 GHz) and four Cortex A55 cores (2.0 GHz). An RDNA 3-based Xclipse GPU handles graphics.

The Exynos 1480 has on-device AI support. Samsung says it uses an "AI Engine with 6K MAC NPU", which appears to be a cut-down version of the Exynos 2400's "AI Engine with 17K MAC NPU(2-GNPU+2-SNPU". In theory, the Galaxy A55 could support the Galaxy S24 ($804 on Amazon) series' Galaxy AI features. However, the official One UI 6.1 roadmap doesn't mention the Galaxy A55, so there's no telling if it will get the update.

Wireless connectivity options on the Exynos 1480 include Bluetooth 5.3, Wi-Fi 6E, sub-6 GHz 5G, mmWave 5G, and cat.18 LTE. It can power an FHD+ display at 144 Hz, a single 200 MP camera sensor (64 MP at 30 FPS, 32 MP + 32 MP at 20 FPS), and encode/decode 4K 60 FPS H.264 videos. Memory/storage support is limited to LPDDR5/UFS 3.1, which is all right for mid-rangers. Lastly, it is manufactured on a "4 nm" node, presumably Samsung's in-house 4LPP+.

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Anil Ganti, 2024-03-28 (Update: 2024-05-11)