Samsung seems to have great plans for its Exynos chipset range, starting in recent years to share this technology with other device manufacturers. Meizu and Motorola have been Samsung customers in the past, and now join the Chinese company Vivo, which just announced with the South Korean producer a partnership for its new generation Exynos equipped with 5G modem. The first device with the Exynos 980 and next-generation modem will be integrated into the Vivo X30, which will be released later this year.
Exynos 980 is not a top-notch chipset, like the recently announced 990, the most we will probably find it in the Galaxy S11 early next year. It is produced on FinFET 8nm lithography and integrates two high-power Cortex-A77 cores at 2.2 GHz, along with six Cortex-A55 cores at 1.8 GHz. It also benefits from a Mali-G76 MP5 GPU, but all these offer only average performance.
Of course, the Vivo X30 will not target the flagship device market, being one of the first 5G-equipped media models. Samsung says the Exynos 980 can reach speeds of up to 2.55 Gbps on 5G, and by combining 5G and 4G, it can go up to 3.55 Gbps. It is an impressive performance, given the limitations of 4G technology, but most likely most connections will never reach these speeds in the next few years.
One of the reasons is the limited bandwidth of telecom operators, and of two will be the network congestion. The more 5G users connected to a single node, the lower the transfer speed for each individual, the total band being divided by each user.
Returning to the Vivo X30, it has not yet been officially presented , the launch being ready for December. But what we know about this model is that it will be equipped with a 6.5 "90Hz AMOLED screen, will benefit from 8 GB RAM and 256 GB storage and will integrate a 4,500 mAh battery with fast charging at 22.5 or 30W. The cameras will be four in number on the back, with a 64MP main sensor, a secondary (probably ultra-wide) 13 MP and an 8-megapixel zoom. The fourth sensor could be used for macro photography or distance approximation, as it has a resolution of only 2 MP.
There are rumors, however, about an upgraded version, called the X30 Pro, that could come with a screen and larger, 6.89 "and 90Hz frequency, 12 GB RAM and 4,500 mAh battery with fast charge at 44 W. However, the cameras will be in 60 MP + 12 MP + 13 MP + 13 MP format. It's unclear how they will differ from the standard X30s.
We'll find out more about the Vivo X30 closer to launch, and we'll probably start to see more and more Samsung-powered devices from partners. third parties. Being accustomed to seeing only Qualcomm or MediaTek processor phones from Chinese manufacturers, Samsung could offer competition that will primarily benefit customers, with companies launching products with similar or better performance at competitive prices.