Samsung Exynos thanks its fans after a tough year before Exynos 2100 announcement
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It has been a difficult year for Samsung's Exynos team. Exynos chipsets have been considered the inferior versions of Galaxy Note and Galaxy S smartphones for years, but the Exynos 990 came up especially short against the Snapdragon 865.
Worse still, Samsung opted to release Snapdragon 865 versions of the Galaxy S20 series in its home market of South Korea, which it later followed by bringing a Snapdragon 865 edition of the Galaxy S20 FE to Europe. Both were unprecedented moves by Samsung and underlined the extent to which it considered its Exynos 990 chipset inferior to Qualcomm's alternative.
Now, the Samsung Exynos team has decided to thank its fans publicly for its continued support. The video, which we have embedded below, also contains the following message:
In our journey back inside the phone you love, we’ve prepared something small for everyone, especially our fans, who are supporting us and struggling through this tough year.
Please stay tuned until December 15th.
Samsung Exynos has hinted at what it will announce on December 15, but our money is on the Exynos 2100. The Exynos 1080 arrived last month, which only leaves the Exynos 2100 for Samsung to announce before the start of 2021. The latter is believed to be at the heart of the Galaxy S21 series that is due to arrive in January 2021. Samsung will undoubtedly use the Snapdragon 888 on its next flagship smartphones too, but the Exynos 2100 may prove a better foil to Qualcomm's top tier chipset than the Exynos 900 did.
The Exynos 2100 is expected to feature the new ARM Cortex-X1 core, along with four Cortex-A55 cores paired with three Cortex-A78 ones. There should also be ARM's Mali-G78 GPU. Like the Exynos 1080, the Exynos 2100 should be built on Samsung's 5 nm EUV process.