CES 2021: Samsung presents the Exynos 2100, the powerful processor of the Galaxy S21

Samsung took advantage of CES 2021 to unveil its Exynos 2100, the SoC that will equip its next Galaxy S21. The processor is engraved in 5 nm and has a total of 8 cores. It is of course compatible with 5G and promises graphics performance up to 40% better than its predecessors. There are only two days to wait, the date of the official presentation of the brand’s future flagships, before seeing it in action.

Samsung Exynos 2100
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While waiting to see the two new premium Exynos chips on which Samsung are working, the firm today unveiled, on the sidelines of CES 2021, the processor that will power the Galaxy S21: the Exynos 2100. The latter promised impressive performance and it would seem that he is not missing the call. Engraved in 5 nm, it is the first and first high-end SoC to be compatible with 5G.

His 8 integrated cores allow it to obtain performance 30% higher to those of its predecessors. A first benchmark indicates among other things that the processor would be more powerful than the Snapdragon 888. Samsung notably announced that it is equipped with artificial intelligence accelerators allowing it to process 26 billion operations per second.

The Exynos 2100 provides a resolution of 200 million pixels

Samsung’s new processor excels above all in terms of its graphics performance. Thanks to its Mali-G79 GPU, the SoC is 40% more efficient than the old models in this field, a result that is especially felt during experiences in augmented reality and virtual reality. The Korean firm also clarified that the Exynos 2100 was able to support resolutions up to 200 million pixels.

The processor is currently in production in order to prepare for the arrival of the Galaxy S21, which will be officially presented on January 14. He will now be alongside the Snapdragon 888 as chipset of future flagships, after some rumors claimed that only the Exynos 2100 would power Samsung’s next lineup.

For the manufacturer, the SoC represents above all an opportunity to show its know-how in this sector and thus increase its market share against its competitors. In the third quarter of 2020, 12% of smartphones were equipped with a Samsung chip. Mediatek is present in 31% of devices, while Qualcomm takes over 29% of phones.