The Exynos 1280 chip builds on Samsung’s 5nm EUV process. It also features an eight-core CPU made of two Cortex-A78 performance cores alongside about six Cortex A-55 power-efficient cores. The GPU side is handled by the ARM Mali-G68 and you get sub-6GHz and mmWave 5G connectivity.
Reports say the Exynos 1280 is fully optimized with Fused Multiply-Add or FMA which is sure to guarantee better power consumption and battery life. The onboard neural processing unit or NPU brings together a number of AI functions such as scene segmentation, real-time motion analysis, and multi-object surveillance.
For clearer images with lesser noise, Samsung has integrated a number of things, the multi-frame image processing, electronic image stabilization as well as 4K video recording and playback at 30fps.
With a refresh rate of about 120Hz, the new chipset is capable of handling FHD+ displays, its image signal processor supports a max resolution of up to 108MP and up to three 16MP modules. It supports WiFi 802.11ac MIMO with dual-band (2.4/5G), Bluetooth 5.2, and quad-constellation multi-signal for L1 and L5 GNSS positioning.
According to reports, the Exynos 1280 has a very similar performance to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 778G, which Samsung has previously utilised on the Galaxy A52s 5G. The latter has quite an impressive gaming performance for a mid-range offering and it looks like the Exynos 1280 will be no slouch either, with Samsung potentially using the chipset in more mid-range offerings in the future.