Samsung is gearing up its next-generation processor for upcoming Galaxy S21 lineup. We were expecting that Exynos 1000 will be the name of Samsung’s next flagship chipset. Now it looks the Samsung’s 2021 flagship SoC might be called the Exynos 2100. The upcoming Galaxy S21 will go together with the year 2021. So, they might skip an entire generation in case of their flagship chipset too and will use the nomenclature Exynos 2100 instead of rumoured Exynos 1000. Only time will tell.
However, today we have managed to get some key details of the Exynos 2100 processor. We have accessed the source code of the upcoming Galaxy S21 Plus’s benchmark (Model: SM-G996B). We can see Motherboard name along with CPU core configuration, clock speed and GPU as follows:
- Motherboard: Exynos 2100 (Samsung usually show actual chipset name on benchmark’s Motherboard section. So, it looks Exynos 2100 is the actual chipset name, not the code name)
- CPU: 1 Core @ 2.91 + 3 Core @ 2.81 GHz + 4 Core @ 2.21 GHz
- GPU: Mali-G78
So, the alleged Exynos 2100 will be an octa-core chipset just like the predecessor Exynos 990 but with different core configuration. It will sport a 1+3+4 core setup (Exynos 990 had 2+2+4 setup) which includes one prime core for high performance (possibly ARM’s Cortex-A78), three mid cores for the slightly less intensive tasks and four efficiency cores for the rest of the tasks. Additionally, the GPU on the Exynos 2100 will be the Mali-G78 (Exynos 990 had Mali-G77 MP11 GPU). Exynos 2100’s GPU Mali-G78 that support for upto 24 cores will likely offer upto 25% boost in graphics performance than Exynos 990’s Mali-G77 MP11 GPU.
Exynos 2100 vs Exynos 990 Comparison
|SoC||Exynos 2100||Exynos 990|
|Clock Speed||Single-Core @ 2.91 GHz (Cortex-A78?)|
Triple-Core @ 2.81 GHz
Quad-Core @ 2.21 GHz
|Dual-Core @ 2.70 GHz (Mongoose M5)
Dual-Core @ 2.50 GHz (Cortex-A76)
Quad-Core @ 2.00 GHz (Cortex-A55)
* ARM Claims