The Samsung Galaxy S21 will be announced in the coming days, and it’s probably safe to assume that at least one of the models will use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset. However, given Samsung’s patterns over the years, it’s almost a certainty that there will be a variation that is powered by Samsung’s Exynos chipset.
Now Samsung has since officially debuted that chipset which comes in the form of the Exynos 2100. This is a rather huge launch for Samsung as it is essentially the first chipset from Samsung that is built on the 5nm process. This means that in theory, it should be more powerful and more efficient than its predecessors that were built in larger processes.
It will also be the first Samsung chipset to include an integrated 5G modem that will support both mmWave and sub-6GHz, so should Samsung ever license it out to other companies, it could give Qualcomm a bit more competition.
Samsung is claiming that with the Exynos 2100, it will be 20% more power efficient than its predecessors. It will also be more powerful as the use of the Cortex-X1 core will give a performance boost of 30% when it comes to multicore performance. The chipset will also be using ARM’s Mali-G78 GPU.
While all of this sounds good on paper, we’ll have to wait for the real-world tests to see how it performs against the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888.