Samsung Galaxy S21 Will Have Exynos 2100 SoC

The upcoming Samsung Galaxy S21 will be released in Q1 2021 and we should be eager about its debut. The device has been spotted at Geekbench and there are a few details revealed. The South Korean company has released the Galaxy S20 Fe and it’s getting ready to launch the Galaxy S21. Based on the test results, the Plus version of the Galaxy S21 will include the Exynos 2100 SoC. The test result shows that the device has 6.77GB of RAM, which indicate that it has 8GB of RAM, which is partially used for GPU. The European versions of the Galaxy S21 is codenamed as SM-G996B. This new development is quite interesting, because we expected that the Galaxy S21 will be powered by Exynos 1000 for the International version or the Qualcomm Snapdragon 875 SoC for select markets. It is often assumed that Exynos chipsets are inferior compared to the Snapdragon, in terms of performance of features. However, early reports about Exynos 1000 indicate that it could be as good as Snapdragon 875.

The Samsung Galaxy S21 will also have 4800mAh battery, which is 300mAh more compared to the battery used by the current Galaxy S20+. It will also come with the latest operating system, the Android 11. We should also expect significant improvements in terms of photography performance, especially the Ultra variant. Rumours told us that the Galaxy S21 will support S-Pen, which is similar to the Note series. There could also be under-display technology for the front-facing camera. It is suggested that that the Galaxy S21 won’t have ToF sensor, but there will be ISOCELL Vizion camera, based on certain documents.  

The Exynos 2100 is an octa-core chipset with 1+3+4 core configuration, similar to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 875. The primary, high-performance core is clocked at 2.91GHz. It is quite possible that the Exynos 2100 and Snapdragon 875 will share the same Cortex-X1 core. If Samsung is able to make some optimizations, it is possible that the Cortex-X1 breaks the 3GHz mark rather easily. For the three medium-performance cores, they will be clocked at 2.81GHz, which is based on the ARM Cortex-A78 design. The remaining four cores are for high efficiency purposes, which can support light tasks, like navigating the OS interface or browsing the web. These four cores are clocked the lowest at 2.21GHz, but they should consume the least power. However, we still can’t assume that the Exynos 2100 will outperform Qualcomm’s future chipset. Also, because there are still no official confirmations from Samsung and Qualcomm, we should treat these latest reports and rumours with a pinch of salt. Future updates should provide additional clarifications.

Even so, we could still assume that both the Exynos 1000 and 2100 will deliver more than enough performance for casual tasks. They should also handle 3D games with ease and we shouldn’t be worried about possible lags and stutters. Apps and mobile games are increasingly demanding in terms of raw performance. It is a good thing to see that both Samsung and Qualcomm are leading in the mobile hardware sector.