Exynos 1280: Samsung’s new chip is a commitment to photography and 5G

Samsung has just made official the new Exynos 1280, a mid-range processor that is just one step below the Exynos 1080, but which is postulated as one of the brand’s most solid bets for its ranges in terms of price-quality ratio: the Galaxy A and Galaxy M.

The Exynos 1280 is manufactured in 5-nanometer lithography, its ISP supports sensors of up to 108 megapixels and is compatible with 5G, both SA, and NSA. These are the technical specifications and features of this interesting chip.

Samsung Exynos 1280 Datasheet

Samsung Exynos 1280
CPU2 x Cortex A78
6 x Cortex A55
GPUMali G68
Artificial IntelligenceAI + NPU engine
Modem5G NR Sub-6GHz 2.55Gbps (DL) / 1.28Gbps (UL)
5G NR mmWave 1.84Gbps (DL) / 0.92Gbps (UL)
LTE Cat.18 6CC 1.2Gbps (DL) / Cat.18 2CC 200Mbps (UL)
ConnectivityWiFi 802.11ac MIMO with dual-band (2.4/5G)
Bluetooth 5.2
Radio FM Radio Rx
CameraUp to 108 megapixels
Front camera up to 32 MP
Display SupportUp to Full HD+
StorageUFS 2.2

5G and a hint about the sensors we will see

The Samsung Exynos 1280 has been spotted on Samsung’s semiconductor website, showing in detail its features and specifications. It is an SoC manufactured in 5 nanometers and with an already known architecture, combining A78 and A55 cores.

Exynos 1280

Specifically, the first cluster, high performance, consists of two Cortex A78 cores. The low-power, an intermediate-task cluster is composed of six A55 cores, so it aims to be an energy-efficient processor. The GPU is the Mali G86.

It gives clues about the camera sensors that will be installed in cell phones with this processor since it is compatible with cameras up to 108 megapixels. Samsung markets sensors with this same resolution focused on the mid-range segment. Memory support is not so ambitious, with UFS 2.2 storage and LPDDR4x RAM.

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Finally, it should be noted that this processor is quite complete in terms of connectivity, as it supports Dual WiFi, Bluetooth 5.2, 5G SA/NSA, and 5G SA/NSA.

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