With all the Exynos processors Samsung has used, last year’s Exynos 990 was quite a forgettable one. Despite being a flagship processor, various issues arose, ranging from its use of outdated Cortex A76-based Mongoose cores to overheating problems. Just like what happened after the very infamous Galaxy Note 7 fiasco, Samsung wants to take the processor crown with the Exynos 2100.
The processor that will power the upcoming Galaxy S21 series adopts a 1/3/4 core configuration: A Cortex-X1 core running at 2.9Ghz, three Cortex-A78 Cores running at 2.8Ghz, and four Cortex-A55 cores running at 2.2Ghz. The configuration is similar to the Snapdragon 888–it even uses the same 5nm EUV process–though it has higher-clocked cores. Samsung even claims that the Exynos 2100 runs 30% faster in multi-core task than the Exynos 990.
Another big upgrade with the Exynos 2100 is its Mali-G78 MP14 GPU, which promises over 40% better graphics perfomance thank to the Mali-G78’s Valhall architecture. With its GPU, you get support for 10-bit video, HDR display, and up to 144hz refresh rates.
On the ISP department, the Exynos 2100 can support up to 200-megapixel cameras and can process data from four different sensors simultaneously–one upping the Snapdragon 888’s ISP that can process up to three sensors.
As for 5G, the Exynos 2100 gets an intergated 5G model that support both mmWave and sub-6ghz networks.