After some manufacturers showed interest in launching 5G chips for entry-level smartphones later this year, Samsung is already moving out of line and moving into the mid-range segment with the announcement of the Exynos 880 chip.
The Exynos 880 is based on the 8 nm FinFET manufacturing process and has two Cortex-A77 cores (2.0 GHz) and six Cortex-A55 cores (1.8 GHz). It also integrates the Mali-G76 MP5 graphics chip and a neural processing unit (NPU), which proves support for AI features. In addition, the chip supports screens with maximum FHD resolution (2520 x 1080), LPDDR4X RAM and UFS 2.1 and eMMC 5.1 storage
Smartphones with the Exynos 880 can have up to five camera sensors, and can use three at the same time. The maximum resolution on a single sensor is up to 64 MP, and up to 20 MP + 20 MP, if the camera is using two sensors. 4K video recording at 30 FPS is also present, with support for the most popular codecs.
In the mobile network department, the chip supports the 5G NR Sub-6 GHz with maximum download and upload speeds of 2.55 Gbps and 1.8 Gbps, respectively, in addition to conventional and advanced LTE networks.
Samsung has not yet released a smartphone model with the Exynos 880. For now, the first device to use this chip is the Vivo Y17s, which was launched only in China.