There was a time when Samsung was trying to make competition with Qualcomm with its Exynos chips. But 2022 turned everything upside down. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip, which was using Samsung’s 4nm process node, was terrible in terms of heat dissipation. As a result, the manufacturer switched to TSMC’s 4nm manufacturing node, and Samsung decided to take time off. It didn’t continue to work on this process, instead switching to 3nm. As soon as this year, the company will start shipping 3nm chips. Also, today, we learned that Samsung would launch new Exynos chips soon. They are the Exynos 1380 and the Exynos 1330.
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Samsung usually launches its new generation of Galaxy A series phones at the beginning of the first quarter of each year. In early 2023, the company is expected to release new phones, such as the Galaxy A54 and Galaxy A74. At least one of them should come with a new Exynos mid-range processor.
The Exynos 1380 and Exynos 1330 have already appeared in the Bluetooth SIG database. According to the certification document, the two Exynos processors will support Bluetooth 5.3 through a separate RF chip. It’s known as the Samsung Bluetooth Controller v6. The two new Exynos chips will be used in Samsung’s Galaxy A, Galaxy F, and Galaxy M series of smartphones and tablets.
The Exynos 1380 may have at least two ARM Cortex-A series high-performance CPU cores, supplemented by a Mali series (probably Mali-G615) GPU. Thus, this mid-range chip will be more powerful than the Exynos 1280. The processor may also feature a fully integrated 5G baseband that supports mmWave and sub-6GHz 5G networks. Since the Galaxy A33 5G and Galaxy A53 5G are powered by the Exynos 1280 processor, the Galaxy A34 and Galaxy A54 are expected to be powered by the Exynos 1380 processor.
Lastly, the Exynos 1330 is a new chipset that Samsung will likely launch as a successor to the Exynos 850 or Exynos 880.