Samsung launches 5G Exynos 880 processor for mid-range phones

Samsung has announced its 5G Exynos processor that will be running on mid-range phones. The Exynos 880 will sit below the flagship chipsets Exynos 980 and 990. The company has shared extensive details about the processor, its features and more.

Samsung says the phone will support displays up to FHD+ or 1080 pixels. The octa-core processor of the phone will pair with LPDDR4X RAM, support UFS 2.1 and storage version eMMC 5.1. The Exynos 880 uses the 8nm architecture and gets 2x Cortex A77 and 6x Cortex A55 cores clocked at 2GHz and 1.8GHz respectively. Samsung says with this set of cores, the phone will deliver optimum performance and long battery life.

This chipset also comes with an integrated neural processing unit (NPU) which delivers AI-centric features on the phone. In terms of camera, the Exynos 880 can support up to three sensors at the same time, and five sensors individually. The phone using this chipset can come with a maximum of 64-megapixel as the main camera. Or it could be a set of 20-megapixel sensors in a dual camera setup. It will let you record videos in 4K quality at 30fps, supporting all popular codecs.

And finally, the 5G capability of this processor. Samsung says the Exynos 880 will support sub-6GHz band, with maximum download speeds of 2.55Gbps. As for LTE (4G), you get Cat.16 with 5CA for download up to 1Gbps. Other connectivity features include Wi-Fi 802.11ac, FM radio, Bluetooth 5.0 and more.

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It’s likely Samsung will launch a slew of mid-range 5G phones with the Exynos 880 later this year. While the company claims improved battery efficiency with this processor, we’re hoping it fares better than its flagship Exynos chipsets. These units ship with Galaxy S series and Note series in India, and we’ve mostly seen them fare below the levels of phone with Snapdragon processors.

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