Samsung Exynos 880 SoC Targets Mid-Range 5G Smartphones

5G used to be reserved for premium smartphones, but with processors such as Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G and Huawei/Hisilicon Kirin 820, 5G cellular connectivity is also coming to mid-range smartphones.

Samsung Exynos 880 brings another option to the mid-range 5G handsets market. The octa-core Cortex-A77/A55 mobile processor comes with a Mali-G76 GPU, an NPU and a DSP for on-chip AI acceleration, and supports 5G downloads up to 3.55 Gbps, uploads up to 1.38 Gbps.

Samsung Exynos 880

Samsung Exynos 880 specification:

  • CPU – Dual-core Cortex-A77 processor @ 2.0GHz, hexa-core Cortex-A55 processor @ 1.8 GHz
  • GPU – Arm Mali-G76 MP5
  • On-Device AI – Neural processing unit (NPU) and digital signal processor (DSP)
  • System Memory Type – LPDDR4x
  • Storage I/F – UFS 2.1, eMMC 5.1
  • Display – Up to Full HD+ (2520×1080) resolution
  • Camera – Single-camera up to 64MP, Dual-camera up to 20MP+20MP
  • Video – 4K UHD 30fps encoding and decoding with HEVC/H.265, H.264, and VP9
  • Wireless Connectivity
    • Cellular Integrated Modem with
      • 5G NR
        • Sub-6GHz 2.55Gbps (DL) / 1.28Gbps (UL)
        • EN-DC (E-UTRAN New Radio – Dual Connectivity) – 3.55Gbps (DL) / 1.38Gbps (UL)
      • LTE Cat.16 5CA 1Gbps (DL) / Cat.18 2CA 200Mbps (UL)
    • Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi (802.11ac),
    • FM Radio
    • GNSS – GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo
  • Process – 8nm FinFET

It’s quite amazing that Cortex-A77 is already considered “mid-range” as the most recent Arm core I have ever used is Cortex-A73 found in Amlogic A311D processor.

It will not take long before Exynos 880 5G SoC is found in retail devices, as Vivo Y70S 5G smartphone is expected to launch in June in China for around $280 and up. More details about the processor may be found on the product page (now unavailable).

Via Liliputing

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5 Replies to “Samsung Exynos 880 SoC Targets Mid-Range 5G Smartphones”

  1. Two big cores are mid range now. Many new Qualcomm SOCs has 2 big cores + 4 small => mid range
    only high end SOCs has 4 big cores + 4small.
    I can’t find how big Cortex-A77 vs Cortex-A55 are

  2. Wonder how much the financial blow from coronavirus will effect Smartphone premium to mid range sales? Before the illness people were already not upgrading as often.

  3. I wonder what is the status of linux support for exynos chips,
    Couldn’t find any information about it.

    1. For older SOCs is the place to go to. No idea about the more recent versions.

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