Samsung’s flagship Exynos 990 system-on-chip (SoC) features a new 5G modem called Exynos Modem 5123. The components in this SoC will be featured in the next year’s Galaxy S11 series smartphone. The 5G Exynos Modem 5123 supports both sub-6GHz and millimetre wave 5G networks. It promises to bring speeds up to 3Gbps under ideal conditions from compatible 4G networks. The 8 carrier aggregation will offer the peak speed of 5.1 Gbps on sub-6GHz 5G networks. Most users won’t connect to 4G networks with these sort of speeds. The SoC is built on the latest 7 nanometer process.
Samsung Galaxy S11 5G will feature Exynos 990 processor that includes support for 4K UHD display, 108 megapixel camera, 8K video recording support, and 20% increase in performance. Exynos 990 is a successor of Exynos 980, the new processor in S11 wil offer far superior graphical performance over Galaxy S10 series.
For graphical duties, Samsung has added Arm Mali-G77 MP11 GPU, which implements a modern Valhall architecture. Another significant addition si the move to LPDDR5 memory, which is a great upgrade over the ageing LPDDR4X standard.
Samsung has added several AI capabilities to this flagship device. The dual-core NPU with the new DSP ensures best performance. The spec sheet also mentions that Exynos 990 can support displays with refresh rate of 120Hz.
The new 5G modem, Exynos Modem 5123 is the biggest highlight. The new modem offers a complete multi-band solution covering everything from 2G to 5G. Pairing it with the Exoynos 990 chipset will enable Samsung to offer a great experience with the Galaxy S11 5G handset.