Samsung’s latest Exynos 880 chip delivers 5G speeds to mid-range phones

Samsung has unveiled the Exynos 880 processor aimed at mid-range phones that have much of the power of the Exynos 980 announced last year. Built using Samsung’s 8-nanometer FinFET process, it has an identical integrated 5G modem with support for up to 2.55Gbps download speeds and 1.28Gbps uploads. It also has technology that can secure 5G and 4G networks to deliver download speeds of up to 3.55Gbps.

The Exynos 880 has two ARM Cortex A76 cores running at 2GHz and six ARM Cortex A55 cores running at 1.8GHz. The ARM Mali-G76 MP5 GPU, which supports Full HD+ displays and high refresh rates for games (along with AI skills), is also identical to what you’ll find on the Exynos 980. It also supports LPDDR4X RAM and UFS 2.1 storage.

The main difference seems to lie in the camera support. While the Exynos 980 can support a 108-megapixel main camera, the Exynos 880 is “limited” to 64-megapixel main cameras or dual 20-megapixel setups. 4K video recording is supported up to 30 fps with H.265, H.264, and VP9 codecs.

We can already get a good idea of what type of smartphone this is designed for. Vivo just unveiled its Exynos 880-powered Y70s in Asia, with a 48-megapixel primary camera, 8-megapixel ultrawide-angle camera, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. Vivo also features 5G connectivity, of course, along with excellent gaming performance. Most interestingly, the Y70s shows us the potential price point for phones powered by this technology: It starts at CNY 1.998, or about $280.

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