Samsung announced the Exynos 990 as a new chip that was allegedly going to drive the Galaxy S11 next year. Exynos 990 is claimed to provide improved performance compared to the previous Exynos 980. This chip is said to increase device speeds by up to 20 percent.
Built with a 7 nanometer (nm) fabrication process, the Exynos 990 is also designed with extreme ultra-violet (EUV) technology such as the Exyos 9825. Exynos 990 is also equipped with Mali-G77 GPU supported by LPDDR5. In total there are eight CPU cores consisting of two custom cores , two Cortex-A76 cores that have high performance, and four Cortex-A55 power-efficient cores.
This SoC also integrates a dual-core neural processing unit (NPU) and enhanced digital signal processor (DSP). Dual-core NPU aims to make AI-based applications faster, such as virtual assistants, camera scene detection, and face recognition.
Problem camera, Exynos 990 has an image signal processing (ISP) that supports shooting with resolutions up to 108 megapixels. However, it is not yet known whether the large resolution camera will be pinned by Samsung in its flagship next year or not.
In addition to Exynos 990, Samsung also announced a standalone 5G modem chip, the Exynos 5123. This 5G modem is called having downlink speeds of up to 5.1 Gbps in sub-6Hz 5G and 7.3 Gbps in 5W mmWave. On LTE networks the speed can reach 3.0 Gbps.
“Samsung Exynos 990 and Exynos Modem 5123 are perfect for adaptation to high-volume 5G and AI applications,” explained Inyup Kang, President of Samsung’s LSI Business System, summarized from Pocket Now , Friday (10/25/2019). Both of these chips will begin mass production at the end of 2019. As for the Galaxy S11, the phone will reportedly be launched around the beginning of 2020.