Samsung may launch two flagship 5nm SoCs for 2021

Recently, the director of Samsung China R&D Institute confirmed the release of the new Exynos chipset, which will use standard ARM cores instead of its custom cores. According to AnTuTu, the 5nm-based SoC is called the Exynos 1080 and is expected to come out by the end of the year in a Vivo smartphone. Rumor has it that the Exynos 1080 was developed specifically for the Chinese market. What's interesting is how will Samsung's chipset division go global if the Exynos 1080 was designed exclusively for China?.

It's logical to assume that Samsung already has something in store for the global market. The company is reportedly creating a second 5nm chipset called the Exynos 2100 for its mobile division. While both the Exynos 1080 and the Exynos 2100 will presumably be 5nm chips, the latter is considered a slightly more powerful solution that could give Samsung's mobile division an edge over its Chinese competitors.

Despite the above-mentioned information, there is no official confirmation yet that Samsung will adhere to this strategy. And while the director of Samsung China R&D Institute has confirmed the Exynos 1080 name, this does not apply to the Exynos 2100. Perhaps this is because it has nothing to do with Chinese OEMs, or perhaps because it could be a global version of the same SoC.

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