Samsung’s new high-end processor Exynos 2100 is presented

Samsung's new high-end processor Exynos 2100 is presented

Samsung has just made Exynos 2100 official, the high-end processor of the brand for 2021. Even though it has not been confirmed, we expect to see it in the Samsung Galaxy S21, as it is the most powerful proposal of the South Korean company.

Exynos 2100 specs

Featuring ARM’s X1 core and with significant improvements over the previous generation, the Exynos 2100 comes to revolutionize the sector.

CORESOcta core
CPU1 x ARM Cortex-X1 (2.9GHz)
3 x Cortex-A78 (2.8GHz)
4 x Cortex-A55 (2.2GHz)
GPUARM Mali-G78 MP14
CONNECTIVITY5G NR Sub-6GHz 5.1GB/s (DL) / 1.92GB/s (UL)
5G NR mmWave 7.35GB/s (DL) / 3.67GB/s (UL)
LTE Cat.24 8CA 3GB/s (DL) / Cat.18 4CA 422MB/S (UL)
RAMLPDDR5 (51.2GB/s)
UFS 2.1
QHD + @ 144Hz
32 + 32 MP (double)
VIDEO SUPPORTEncoding: 4K UHD 120 FPS Decoding: 8K 60 FPS 10-bit


Exynos 2100 features

The Exynos 2100 is the successor to the 990, the processor we saw in 2020 in the Samsung Galaxy S20 family. It is a processor built in a 5nm process, more energy efficient (Samsung promises up to 20% savings and 10% increase in overall performance). It is an eight-core solution, with the leading role of ARM’s Cortex X1 core.

This is the latest ARM technology for mobile processors, and this is the main core of the Exynos 2100, running at a maximum 2.9GHz frequency. This core is accompanied by three more high-performance Cortex-A78 cores and four low-power Cortex A55 cores (as in 990). Thus, the structure becomes 1 + 3 + 4, instead of the 2 + 2 + 4 we saw last generation.

Samsung's new high-end processor Exynos 2100 is presented
Samsung Exynos 2100 is a processor built in a 5nm process

In terms of connectivity, the Exynos 2100 comes with an integrated module for 5G connectivity. It supports both sub-6GHz and mmWave spectrum, so it has full 5G connectivity.

For the GPU, it has ARM’s Mali G78, which promises improvements in graphics performance of over 40% over the previous generation Mali G77 MP11. Samsung has wanted to highlight the improvements in the governor (the part in charge of telling the processor the speed of the CPU for each task). They named it AMIGO (advanced multi-ip governor), which will prioritize optimization between energy usage and performance.

The Exynos 2100’s neural processing unit has also undergone architectural improvements. Samsung talks about up to 26 million operations per second and a new architecture that minimizes those that are unnecessary.

Samsung's new high-end processor Exynos 2100 is presented
The Exynos 2100 is already in production.

The improvements in the ISP are also relevant. Up to six sensors can be connected and the images of four can be processed at the same time, which can be useful for image fusion. Similarly, it supports resolutions up to 200MP promising improvements in scene, object, and face recognition along the way.

The Exynos 2100 is already in production and, although it has not been revealed which phones will be mounted on it, the Galaxy S21 is the main candidate for its premiere.