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.
Vivo first confirmed the use of Samsung Exynos 980 processor, vivo said Samsung has developed this processor, this year will release the Exynos 980 smartphone, Exynos 980 is Samsung's first integrated 5G SoC, support SA / NSA, A77 architecture CPU. pic.twitter.com/agauTd2vPO
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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.