Multiple reports suggest Exynos based Samsung Galaxy S21 is the one to look out for
Samsung's recently announced midtier chip, the Exynos 1080, has already beaten the Snapdragon 865 Plus. And it now looks like the Exynos 2100, which will seemingly fuel the Galaxy S21, will also leave behind the Snapdragon 875.
Respected tipster Ice Universe has now reiterated that the Exynos 2100 will have Arm's Cortex-X1 as its primary core. The Snapdragon 875 will reportedly have the same main core. The Cortex-X1 offers 30 percent better performance than Snapdragon 865's Cortex-A77 core.
A strong evidence shows that Exynos2100 will adopt the Cortex-X1 architecture. The reason is that the code 3396 appeared in Geekbench. Converting it to hexadecimal is d44, and d44 corresponds to the Cortex-X1 architecture. pic.twitter.com/yXKPggDm3O— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) October 10, 2020
The company has now disbanded its custom CPU team and it will now likely use Arm's CPU as Qualcomm does.
Both chips will allegedly be based on the 5nm process.
Galaxy S21 benchmark scores
The Snapdragon variant apparently scored 1,204 and 4,121 points on the single-core and multi-core tests, respectively. The Exynos model beat this with a single-core score of 1,323 and a multi-core score of 4,215.
Although the difference in the scores is not huge, the supposed results are significant because they suggest the Exynos 2100-powered models will be faster this year.
Similar to Snapdragon875 Adreno660@800MHz— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) October 10, 2020
Samsung is apparently so optimistic about its new flagship chip that it is planning to migrate South Korean models back to proprietary SoCs.
Overall, this is great news not just for European and Middle Eastern Samsung fans, but also for the entire smartphone industry. Qualcomm currently leads the market, and it has slowly been increasing the price of its premium chips, as a result of which some prominent vendors have temporarily abandoned their flagship ambitions.
Samsung already sells its SoCs to a few mobile vendors and it is reportedly planning to expand shipments in 2021.