Samsung Exynos 2100: Too important to fail

Samsung Exynos 2100: Too important to fail

Samsung has scheduled its personal launch occasion for the Exynos 2100 for the very first time within the firm’s historical past. This 12 months, the South Koreans see themselves to be very well-positioned within the seemingly everlasting duel with Qualcomm. They’d higher be, just because this specific shot has to hit the goal!

Samsung unveils its new Exynos 2100

The digital occasion to unveil the brand new Exynos 2100 has simply ended. That is the very first time that Samsung has directed a lot consideration to its SoC, which provides hope that the South Koreans have extra to supply this time round than they did with the Exynos 990. We nonetheless keep in mind: in Europe, amongst others, the Galaxy S20 went on sale with the mentioned Exynos 990 chipset, whereas the US and different international locations obtained the “higher” Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chip.

Samsung all the time assures shoppers that it ensures its personal SoCs are as highly effective as their Qualcomm counterpart, however the quantity of criticism that flared up ought to have made it clear to the corporate that many customers have been sad with the efficiency of its in-house processor. For a very long time Samsung justified itself however within the aftermath, they will need to have come to the belief that that they had certainly dissatisfied followers repeatedly.

How else are you able to clarify that Samsung, within the run-up to its Exynos occasion, particularly bounced a teaser clip across the internet, explicitly addressing the suggestions from dissatisfied Samsung followers and vowing to do higher? Here is the video:

However the actual fact that the smartphone large devoted a web based occasion particularly for a brand new Exynos chipset already suggests how critical the corporate is about this subject material this time round. Let’s take a fast have a look at the info:

Exynos 2100: Samsung flexes its muscle groups

After early, keen hypothesis and leaks, the veil has been lastly lifted so we all know what we’re coping with within the Exynos 2100. Identical to Qualcomm and their Snapdragon 888 chipset, Samsung depends on the mixture of a Cortex X1 high-performance core in addition to a trio of Cortex-A78 and 4 Cortex-A55 cores for the Exynos 2100. The X1 clocks in at 3.9 GHz, making it even a bit larger than within the Snapdragon 888, whereas the opposite seven cores clock at 2.eight and a pair of.2 GHz, respectively.

Samsung depends on a tri-cluster structure / © Samsung

For the primary time ever on its a cell processor, Samsung might be integrating a 5G modem. Additionally premiering is a chipset that’s manufactured utilizing the 5-nanometer (nm) excessive ultraviolet (EUV) course of. This leads to as much as 20 p.c decrease energy consumption and 10 p.c larger general efficiency than its 7nm predecessor (a minimum of on paper).

Samsung talks about how the Exynos 2100 improves its single-core efficiency by 19 p.c over its predecessor, and multi-core efficiency by as a lot as 33 p.c. The system helps HDR10+ shows as much as 4K decision and in addition helps 8K TV-out. The Mali G78 MP144 GPU is accountable for all of the graphical firepower, and the graphics efficiency is claimed to be as much as 46 p.c higher.

There’s additionally a major improve in synthetic intelligence functionality, because the three-core NPU is claimed by Samsung to calculate 26 trillion operations per second, in comparison with “solely” 15 trillion within the predecessor. As for the digicam, it helps resolutions of as much as 200 megapixels and as much as six digicam sensors, 4 of them concurrently.

Snapdragon vs Exynos: This shot must be on the right track, Samsung!

And it is also excessive time Samsung not solely took the processor recreation critically, however ship on its unfulfilled potential. In fact, after we’re crucial of some SoCs of the previous, that is merely nitpicking at a really excessive degree. Typically individuals might neglect that Samsung isn’t solely the biggest smartphone producer on the earth, but in addition probably the most vital and largest chip producers on the earth. So there isn’t any denying the truth that the South Koreans produce good processors.

However “good” does not routinely imply which you can sustain with the market chief, and relating to processors for flagship smartphones, Samsung has to concede that it hasn’t been in a position to compete with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon collection thus far. When an Exynos 990 was put in within the Galaxy Notice 20 final 12 months as a substitute of the Snapdragon 865, it wasn’t simply our Antoine who was horrified.

Typically, Samsung actually does make you need to pull your hair out, despite the fact that that in all probability sounds unusual coming from somebody like me. Samsung is solely world-class in so some ways, and so they constantly high the charts throughout numerous areas of shopper electronics. However generally, they only do issues that make you need to seize a pleasant chunk of your hair and cringe as you pull at it.

For example, I’ve personally felt this manner each time I obtain a service from Samsung that I don’t need to make use of. Its personal cell cost system, its personal music service, its personal messenger: Samsung has been by way of fairly a bit, and a number of it did not final lengthy. The time period “Bixby” must also ring a bell. It is one factor to suppose you want your individual voice assistant on your ecosystem. However to present it its personal {hardware} button, which you could not assign freely for far too long – that is simply a type of moments the place Samsung continues to go away us tech journalists perplexed.

I discussed all of those as a result of it additionally appears to be the identical case with the processor. Samsung should not merely shut down its manufacturing and quit, as a result of the chipsets are a essential element for smartphones, regardless of if they’re made by Samsung or by different producers. However within the premium section, Samsung retains behaving like a petulant youngster. On the very least, you’ll need to sustain with the very best SoC on the market and even outdo it! The strategy is authentic, however arduous to grasp once you repeatedly fail at it.

That is why I now consider the Exynos 2100 is just about the final bullet Samsung has left in its chamber, and it merely can not afford to fail or miss the mark. After the Exynos 990, Samsung wants to present its high {hardware} this 12 months within the type of an SoC that’s a minimum of on par with the Snapdragon 888 – or higher, dare I dream? If it does not, not solely will the critics from final 12 months be throughout them, however they’re going to deliver a complete lot extra vocal associates with them for the lengthy and uncomfortable journey. Samsung merely can not afford to lose any extra floor within the flagship processor race. 

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Samsung’s hopes relaxation on this SoC! / © Samsung

Motive to hope

It might be that Samsung has come off a bit too poorly within the article on the day they introduced a totally thrilling product, however that shouldn’t be the case in any respect. Removed from it. In spite of everything, there are already leaked benchmark tests that allow us guess that Samsung might need lastly hit the bull’s eye when it comes to efficiency. In accordance with the leak, the Exynos 2100 wouldn’t solely sustain with the strongest Qualcomm SoC when it comes to processing firepower however even outperform it.

In fact, that does not say a lot in the meanwhile and this duel will solely actually be determined after we’re not speaking about artificially created take a look at environments, however in real-world exams. Till then, the Exynos 2100 presents itself as a really aggressive performer with enhancements revamped the earlier technology that was talked about through the occasion.

Exynos? Snapdragon? Does that even matter?

With that in thoughts, I might additionally wish to conclude by interesting to you, the NextPit neighborhood: Maintain off on the brickbats if it seems anytime quickly that the South Koreans’ upcoming flagship telephone will as soon as once more characteristic the unsuitable processor within the unsuitable areas. Let’s await the real-world exams first and see how the Exynos 2100 truly performs.

And a little bit provocation right here as I play the satan’s advocate: How many individuals are you aware who truly trouble about what sort of processor is put in within the smartphone? We will talk about this eagerly in a protected house, or maybe even come to blows (verbally) as we argue the salient factors from each views. However what does it appear to be outdoors of this geek bubble? Personally, I feel, for essentially the most half, individuals on the market care valuable little. After I requested my acquaintances, they cannot even inform me what model of Android they’re at the moment utilizing.

So, it’s potential that we’re overdoing these comparisons a rad bit and {that a} world-class smartphone stays a world-class smartphone, even when some benchmark take a look at scores come out as mediocre. However since I am nonetheless new right here within the NextPit neighborhood, I would just cross these questions on to you guys to acquire a really feel of what makes you tick on this regard: Do you guys suppose the Exynos 2100 will truly outperform the Snapdragon 888? And do you suppose that that is truly a really primary requirement for almost all of smartphone consumers? Be happy to take part within the ballot and please share your ideas within the feedback.



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