The Samsung revealed Exynos 880 on the 25th Monday. The new intermediate processor of the South Korean brand brings 5G connectivity to more affordable cell phones, artificial intelligence (AI) features and still promises good performance when playing games. The chip will be available, initially, in the Chinese smartphone Vivo Y70s.
Samsung’s new processor, which is actually a simpler version of the Exynos 980, promises to bring 5G (sub-6 GHz) networks to intermediate phones. The maximum download and upload speed is 2.55 Gb/s and 1.28 Gb/s, respectively. The chip is still capable of connecting to 4G networks.
In all, the chip manufactured in an 8 nm process consists of eight cores: two Cortex-A76 (2 GHz) and six Cortex-A55 (1.8 GHz). The GPU is the Mali-G76 MP5, which, according to Samsung, promises good gaming performance:
“The Exynos 880 is capable of supporting advanced graphics APIs and incorporating several technologies for powerful and efficient graphics processing. While the improved CPU performance reduces load times, the powerful GPU renders 3D graphics in the game with a high frame rate to provide excellent visuals.”
The new Exynos 880 also allows the installation of a camera with a resolution of 64 megapixels or two sensors of 20 MP each. For filming, cell phones with the processor will be able to shoot in 4K at 30 frames per second.
The chip’s specifications complete the neural processing unit (NPU) for artificial intelligence features, 802.11ac Wi-Fi and support for Bluetooth 5.0.
The Vivo Y70s 5G will be the first phone to bring the Exynos 880. The Chinese phone has a 6.53-inch Full HD + screen, a 48 megapixel triple camera and a technical file with the Samsung chip and editions with RAM and storage 6 GB + 128 GB and 8 GB + 128 GB. Sales start on June 1, with a suggested retail price of 1,998 yuan (about $279 in direct conversion), in China.