After releasing teasers and raising public expectations in recent days, Samsung at the Tech Day 2019 conference has presented its latest 7-nanometer EUV process chipset, Exynos 990 to power its next flagship smartphone. The company also introduced the new Exynos Modem 5123, a modem that allows 5G connectivity on devices Samsung chooses to integrate it. It’s one of the first manufactured in the EUV process and supports all network technologies including 2G, 3G and 4G spectrum spectra with sub-6GHz and mmWave for 5G. The maximum download speed can reach 5.1 Gbps for 5G and up to 3 Gbps using 4G.
Talking about the Exynos 990, the new chipset is most likely to replace the Exynos 9825 SoC, currently used by Samsung in its high-performance flagships of this year such as the Galaxy Fold, Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy S10. The strategy of changing the nomenclature would be more to simplify the vision of the company and also of the family of chips.
The new Exynos 990 is powered by the ARM Mali-G77 GPU, the first high-performance graphics card to use Valhall architecture, which promises up to 20% energy efficiency and performance gain.
We also have eight cores working alongside the GPU: two of them customized by Samsung itself, another two high-performance Cortex-A76 and four more for Cortex-A55 energy efficiency. The Exynos 990 has two dual-NPU cores for improved facial recognition, scene detection, and other activities performed by artificial intelligence and machine learning.
“Milestones in technological advancements are imminent all around us. Mobile 5G technology is opening new avenues for communication and connection, while AI is poised to become an everyday tool for people worldwide,” noted Inyup Kang, president of System LSI Business at Samsung Electronics. “Samsung’s Exynos 990 and Exynos Modem 5123 are perfectly adapted for high-volume 5G and AI applications, and are designed to help the world’s most ambitious enterprises, large and small, achieve their goals of bringing new capabilities to their markets .”