Following the announcement of the Exynos 980 processor from Samsung, Vivo has announced that it will launch a smartphone powered by the new chipset later this year.

The Exynos 980 is the first mobile processor with an integrated 5G modem. However, it isn’t a flagship chipset, but a mid-range. The new device will be the first from Vivo that isn’t powered by a Qualcomm or MediaTek processor.

The Exynos 980 is an 8nm octa-core processor with 2x high-performance Cortex-A77 cores clocked at 2.2 GHz and efficient Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 1.8GHz. It has a Mali-G76 MP5 GPU, said to be built for gaming. The SoC supports LPDDR4x RAM , UFS 2.1 and eMMC 5.1. The maximum display resolution supported is WQHD+.

For the camera department, the SoC supports a 20MP dual cam setup and a 108MP single camera. It also supports Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, and GNSS.

The mid-ranged processor also has an NPU which works with the DSP for AI-related tasks and better camera features. To top it off, it has a 5G modem and also supports 4G LTE, 3G, and 2G networks. It also provides up to 2.55Gbps speeds for 5G.

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