Samsung is working on a new SoC for its affordable smartphones. The serial number is S5E8825. It would integrate a 5G modem in order to provide Galaxy A with 5G connectivity instead of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon. The component is expected to be announced this year.
Samsung is one of the very good customers of Qualcomm and MediaTek. The Korean firm buys a lot of 5G compatible SoCs from them. And this despite the fact that it manufactures, both on the high end, with the Exynos 2100 (which you find in the Galaxy S21 for example), as on the mid-range, with the Exynos 880, 980, and 1080.
Recent rumors speak of a top model in the works: the Exynos 2200 (serial number S5E9825). A component equipped with a graphics processor developed in partnership with AMD and whose power would be comparable to that of a home console. But another rumor also evokes another SoC, this time mid-range. Its serial number would be S5E8825. And its name, the Exynos 1200.
Samsung Working On Affordable Exynos 5G Chip
The information comes from a tweet from a Chinese leaker known as IceUniverse. He indicates that three Exynos are expected to be presented in 2021. One for the 800 series, one for the 1000 series, and one for the 2000 series. According to the Dutch site GalaxyClub, the second would therefore be the Exynos 1200, whose particularity would be to integrate a 5G modem. It could therefore succeed the Exynos 1080. It could even arrive in Samsung Galaxy A at the beginning of next year.
However, this is not certain. Indeed, Samsung uses very little of its own processors for the mid-range. Only twice, to be precise: in the Galaxy A51 and Galaxy A71, released in 2019. And the SoC in question is the Exynos 980. In all the other 5G Galaxy A’s, the company prefers to buy 5G components that it uses will be cheaper, Snapdragon from Qualcomm and Dimensity from MediaTek this year, you will find some in the A52 5G, the A22 5G, or even the A32 5G.
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