Samsung’s 5nm based new Exynos 1380: Treasure or Trash

Exynos chipsets are made by Samsung in their factory. Previously there was a monopoly for Exynos chipsets but currently the fame is ripped off badly. Users complain that the Galaxy flagships that come with Exynos chipset are less optimized and less powerful than the Snapdragon variant phones. In spite of being a Samsung product, it’s not that optimized for Samsung devices. It’s lagging behind in both, performance and battery efficiency compared to the Snapdragon variant flagships.

Samsung heard the feedback and stopped using their Exynos chipset in their flagship phones. The Galaxy S23 series comes with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset. But they continue using them in the midrange phones. So they can’t stop the further development of their Exynos chipsets.

Yesterday Samsung announced the Exynos 1380 chipset. It is expected to be used in mid range smartphones like Galaxy M54 or A54. So let’s see how Exynos 1380 stands out with a mid-range budget.

Samsung Exynos 1380 is a 5 nm based octa-core SoC. The main 4 cores are Cortex®-A78x4 with maximum clock speed of 2.4GHz. The remaining 4 cores are Cortex®-A55x4 clocked @ 2.0GHz.

Samsung used Mali™-G68 MP5 GPU inside the Exynos 1380. The 5 core GPU can reach up to 950MHz. Samsung claimed it to give better gaming performance with advanced API support. Another thing that seems interesting to me is that the Exynos 1380 will support Augmented Reality based gaming systems.

Samsung used 4.9TOPS NPU inside the Exynos 1380. NPU does all the Artificial intelligence work inside a phone including scenes recognition, voice recognition, recognize usage pattern and a lot more. which will be capable of better voice recognition, improved object recognition from images which will also work for better camera performance.

The Exynos 1380 supports up to a 200MP camera. It’s capable of capturing 64MP images with zero shutter lag (ZSL). It’s pretty close to the 108MP ZSL of the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. Good job Samsung.

200mp camera sensor

For videos, it can produce 4K 10bit footage up to 30FPS. There should be support for 4K 60FPS.

The chipset supports 144Hz screen refresh rate at FHD+ resolution. There is nothing special in the Display support section.

The Exynos 1380 integrated modem supports NR Sub-6 GHz 5G with 3.7GBps download speed and 1.38GBps upload speed. It’s way lower than the recently announced Snapdragon X75 modem.

Exynos 1380 supports up to LPDDR5 and UFS3.1 storage.

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