Just two months after announcing the Exynos 980, Samsung has announced a new chipset, the Exynos 990. The new processor is based on Samsung's 7 nm process and includes a Mali-G77 GPU that increases performance graphic or energy efficiency compared to Samsung's previous chip by up to 20 percent, as well as to an eight-core CPU that should be 20 percent faster.
While it seems odd to see two processors announced in such rapid succession, the Exynos 990 seems to be targeting a slightly different Market. VentureBeat notes that it lacks the integrated 5G modem found in the 980, which means that it will be more suitable for 4G devices. It is the fastest processor of the two, but Samsung would need to pair it with a separate modem, such as the 5G Exynos Modem 5123 that it also announced today, if it wants to use it on a 5G device.
The Exynos 990 also has support for displays with an update frequency of up to 120 Hz, as well as up to six cameras with a maximum resolution of 108 megapixels , as the ISOCELL Bright HMX Samsung announced the sensor in August.
The 5G Exynos Modem 5123, meanwhile, is a new 5G modem that was also built using a 7 nm process. It supports both types of 5G, sub-6GHz and mmWave, the last of which was missing when Samsung announced its previous Exynos 980 chip with an integrated 5G modem. When connected to a 5G network, Samsung says the Exynos Modem 5123 supports a maximum download speed of 5.1 Gbps in sub-6GHz and 7.35 Gbps in mmWave.
Samsung does not say to which phones the new chips will arrive first, but mass production is expected to begin later this year, it is speculated that they will reach some of Samsung's Galaxy S11 devices early next year. However, according to past trends, they are unlikely to be found on Samsung devices in the US. UU. Or China, which historically have used Qualcomm chips.