Samsung is the only company that bundles different processors depending upon the region. The flagship S and Note series devices support the flagship Snapdragon processor for the US and Chinese region, and for the rest of the world, these come with the flagship Exynos processor. Samsung has been a target of a lot of criticism due to the sub-par performance and efficiency of Exynos 990 compared to the Snapdragon 865 processor present in the S20 and Note 20 devices. Many users have even filed a petition with Samsung to stop using its Exynos chips in its high-end devices.
As it turns out, Samsung has been hard at work, trying to improve the performance and efficiency of its upcoming Exynos processors. According to a report from SAM mobile, the Exynos 1080 chip that was announced a few days ago is actually a mid-range processor that can compete with most flagship processors from the competition. It will mostly power the A-series smartphones next year. Samsung is actually working on Exynos 2100 processor for its flagship devices.
More importantly, with the Exynos 2100 processor, Samsung is ditching its Mongoose CPU cores, which are one of the reasons why the Exynos processor struggle during sustained loads. According to leaks, the Exynos 2100 will feature the new X1 core, which is designed for high single-core performance. It will also feature three high-performance Cortex A78 cores and four high-efficiency Cortex A55 cores along with the Mali G78 GPU. It will be built on Samsung’s 5nm EUV process which is quite similar to TSMC’s 5nm process used by the competition.
It is almost certain that the Exynos 2100 CPU has more powerful performance than the Snapdragon 875, and European consumers finally laughed.
— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) November 15, 2020
According to leaks and reports from different sources, the Exynos 2100 is marginally faster or at least on par with the upcoming Snapdragon 875 processor. Lastly, the new processor will most probably debut with the Samsung Galaxy S21 series.