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Samsung introduces the Exynos 880, a new 5G-enabled processor

The new Exynos 880 is now official. (Source: Samsung)
The new Exynos 880 is now official. (Source: Samsung)
Samsung has formally unveiled the Exynos 880, an octa-core processor that also supports sub-6GHz 5G. It also has an integrated NPU, supports up to 4K/30fps video recording and main image sensors of up to 64MP in resolution. This new SoC may debut in a new phone from Vivo soon.

Samsung has released details on the new Exynos 880 SoC. This new 8 nanometer (nm) silicon supports sub-6GHz 5G, which is capable of maximum upload speeds of 1.28 gigabits per second (Gb/s) and download speeds of 2.55Gb/s. However, the latter value can reach 3.55Gb/s thanks to the E-UTRA-NR Dual Connectivity feature that uses both 4G/LTE and 5G connectivity.

The Exynos 880 is composed of 2 2.0GHz Cortex A77 cores, 6 1.8GHz Cortex A55s, the Mali-G76 GPU and an integrated NPU. Samsung has also indicated that it can be used to construct a phone with a display of up to 2520x1080 (FHD+) in resolution; LPDDR4+ RAM and a main 64MP camera (or a 20+20MP dual array).

This device could also have Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 5 and FM radios. It might also support GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou or Galileo positioning, internal storage with UFS 2.1 speeds or the eMMC 5.1 standard. Therefore, the Exynos 880 processor could be incorporated into the future 5G phones for the masses.

The Vivo Y70s is currently thought to be at least one of the first of these devices. Its latest leaks suggest it will have a punch-hole display, triple rear cameras and 8GB of RAM. It is also rumored to cost only 2198 yuan (or about US$310) on its launch.


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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2020-05-26 (Update: 2020-05-26)