Samsung's New Exynos 880 Spreads 5G Goodness To More Mid-Range Phones
This entry was posted on May 26, 2020.
They are not exactly the same, though. The pair of Cortex-A77 cores comprising the Exynos 980 are actually clocked a little higher, at 2.2GHz. While that should not matter for general purpose usage, the added pep could come in handy for more intense workloads and tasks.
The Exynos 880 also supports displays up to 2520x1080 in resolution (Full HD+), and can record 4K Ultra HD video at 30 frames per second. Samsung's flagship Exynos 980 ups the ante a bit in both categories, with support for resolutions up to 3360x1440 (WQHD+) and can record 4K Ultra HD video at up to 120 frames per second.
What's interesting is that even though this is technically a mid-range SoC, the specifications are not that far off Samsung's flagship chipset. So in addition to getting 5G connectivity into more devices, we could be looking at some compelling options that perform nearly as well as phones that command $1,000 and up, but at more affordable price points.
That caveat is availability. Here in the US, Samsung typically outfits its phones with Qualcomm's Snapdragon processors, whereas its Exynos chips are reserved for international models. That will likely be the case with the Exynos 880.