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Samsung Exynos 990 and Exynos Modem 5123 flagship SoC announced

    Samsung announces its latest flagship SoC, it is the Samsung Exynos 990 SoC with 7nm EUV lithography processing technology for better power efficiency, which supports up to 120Hz refresh-rate displays, LPDDR5, and up to 108MP camera.

    Alongside the launch, the company also announced the Exynos 5123 5G Modem Chip. Meanwhile, the Samsung Exynos 990 SoC is the official flagship successor to the previous generation, the Exynos 980 SoC and the Exynos 9825 that was seen in the Galaxy Note 10 Plus.

    The new chipset will be widely used to power the company’s next premium flagship phones, such as the next-gen off Galaxy Fold, Galaxy S11 and if the rumors aren’t true, the Galaxy Note 11 might come with it also.

    The Exynos 990 SoC comes with a tri-cluster CPU structure that consists of two powerful custom cores, two high-performance Cortex-A76 cores and four power-efficient Cortex-A55 cores.

    Samsung Exynos 990 and Exynos Modem 5123

    Comes with a dual-core neural processing unit (NPU) and improved digital signal processor (DSP) that can perform over ten-trillion operations (TOPs) per second.

    Features two custom Samsung cores, two Cortex-A76 cores, and four Cortex-A55 cores for less-demanding tasks. The Exynos 990 also supports display panels with up to 120Hz refresh rate.

    Features a dual-core NPU (Neural Processing Unit) for AI processing, and an improved DSP (Digital Signal Processor) as well. Thankfully, the Exynos 990 SoC supports up to 6 cameras and 108-megapixel sensor, encoding and decoding up to 8K video at 30fps frame rate, 10-bit video, and HDR display support.

    The Samsung’s Exynos 990 is backed by the Mali-G77 GPU, which the company says is the first premium GPU based on the Valhall architecture and it is claimed to bring a performance boost of 20 percent over the previous generation.

    On the other hand, there is the Samsung 5G Exynos Modem 5123 chip, which is based on the 7nm EUV process. And supports network spectrums ranging from sub-6GHz 5G to 2G.

    It claims to deliver a peak speed of up to 5.1-gigabits per second (Gbps) in sub-6-gigahertz (GHz) and 7.35Gbps in mmWave spectrum, or up to 3.0Gbps on 4G network.

    The company has also begun mass production of its 12GB LPDDR4X UFS-based multichip package (uMCP) for smartphones. We will start seeing the new chipset on their flagship phones by the end of the year.