Everything you need to know about Exynos 1280 chipset — the Snapdragon 778G competitor

Everything you need to know about Exynos 1280 chipset — the Snapdragon 778G competitor
Samsung Exynos
  • Samsung has officially announced its Exynos 1280 SoC chipset.
  • Exynos 1280 SoC will compete against Snapdragon 778G.
  • For a more detailed comparison — read below.
Samsung has officially announced its all-new chipset Exynos 1280 for mid-range devices. It comes with some improvements in the AI capabilities and supports 5G connectivity. The Exynos 1280 chipset has been already used in a few Samsung Galaxy smartphones including Galaxy A53, Galaxy A33, and Galaxy M33. According to Samsung, Exynos 1280 will enhance graphics performance and will bring efficient computing to 5G smartphones.

This chipset is built on Samsung 5nm EUV process and features an eight-core CPU that is made of Cortex-A78 performance cores and six Cortex A-55 power-efficient cores. To handle the graphics, it is powered by ARM Mali-G68.

To make the battery efficient, this chipset is optimized with Fused Multiply-Add (FMA). The neural processing unit (NPU) brings out enhanced AI functions such as real-time motion analysis, multi-object surveillance, and scene segmentation.

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The Exynos 1280 can handle FHD+ display with a refresh rate of up to 120Hz. It comes with support for up to 108MP sensor and a triple camera array and up to 30fps 4k video recording. It supports WiFi 802.11ac MIMO with dual-band (2.4/5G), Bluetooth 5.2, and quad-constellation multi-signal for L1 and L5 GNSS positioning.

Samsung’s Exynos 1280 Soc vs Snapdragon 778G
Back in 2021, Qualcomm launched its Snapdragon 778G, which was used in a number of smartphones such as Samsung Galaxy A73 5G, Realme 9 5G SE, Realme GT Master Edition 5G, iQOO Z5 5G, Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G, Vivo T1 and many more.

Both of the chipsets support 5G connectivity but according to Qualcomm, its chipset has Snapdragon X53 5G Modem-RF System that supports all key regions and bands including mmWave and Sub-6 in both TDD and FDD frequencies. It will be interesting to see how these two chipsets will perform when 5G is launched in India.

When talking about numbers Snapdragon 778G looks better than Samsung’s Exynos 1280 on paper. The 778G supports a single camera up to 192 MP whereas Exynos 1280 108 MP.

Coming to display, Snapdragon 778G supports FHD+ at 144Hz keeping it ahead of Exynos 1280 as it supports FHD + display with a refresh rate up to 120Hz.

Both chipsets can support high-end gaming but their real test will happen when we compare smartphones with Samsung’s Exynos 1280 Soc and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 778G.

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