Samsung's Exynos 850 is an 8nm chip for budget-end smartphones

By Xite - June 1, 2020
The Korean electronics giant, Samsung has recently launched a new smartphone processor, Exynos 850. The new mobile SoC, which is based on the 8nm LPP process, is designed for both tablets and smartpho....

After the launch of Exynos 880 5G SoC for mid-range smartphones, Samsung has quietly listed the Exynos 850 SoC for its budget-end smartphones. The latest SoC is based on an 8nm LPP process and the company claims that it will offer 'richer user experiences with superb processing power, efficiency and connectivity'. Exynos 850 processor is already present in the newly announced lower-end smartphone – the Galaxy A21s.

As far as the specifications are concerned, the Exynos 850 houses an octa-core CPU, which comprises two clusters of ARM Cortex-A55 cores that are clocked at up to 2.0GHz. Given that it is a budget SoC, the chipset doesn’t offer 5G connectivity. However, it features an LTE modem with Cat.7 D/L and Cat.13 U/L speeds. It also supports eMMC 5.1 storage and LPDDR4x memory.

Samsung’s latest Exynos 850 supports 21.7MP image processing from a single camera or a 16 megapixel + 5 megapixel from dual cameras and up to 1080p60 video recording. Further, Exynos 850 supports the encoding of HEVC(H.265), H.264, and VP8 codecs.

Talking about connectivity, the Exynos 850 supports Bluetooth 5.0, 802.11ac, GPS, FM Radio, Compass Galileo, GLONASS, and a few other satellite navigation systems.

According to Samsung, the Exynos 850 SoC has already begun the shipping process and is available in the Galaxy A21s on Geekbench. As expected, Samsung will use the newly launched chipset in the forthcoming budget offerings in all countries, including India.

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