This information comes from a well-known tipster that goes by the name Mauri QHD on Twitter. He also added that the chip is coming really, really soon, as Samsung seems to be ready to announce it.
The Samsung Exynos 2100 is coming soon, and it may be “way better” than the Exynos 990
The tipster says that the Exynos 2100 will be announced “at any moment now”. Based on that info, the company will announce it in the coming days, or perhaps weeks, but in any case, really soon.
If you find the Exynos 2100 name odd, well, you’re not the only one. Many people have an issue with that naming, as there doesn’t seem to be any logic in it. The Exynos 990 was supposed to be followed by the Exynos 1000.
It is possible Samsung wanted to step away from that naming in order to differentiate this SoC. The last couple of iterations of the company’s Exynos flagships were not well-received. They lagged behind their Snapdragon counterparts, even though they fueled the same phones.
Samsung usually uses the Snapdragon flagship SoCs in the US and China, while Exynos chips end up in Europe and India. European Galaxy S20 and Note 20 devices are inferior to their counterparts from the US, at least according to benchmarks, and various usage reports.
Samsung is looking to change things up with this new chip, it seems. This new processor is expected to boost the company’s Exynos lineup, and finally get much closer to Snapdragon SoCs.
This will be a 5nm processor, same as the Snapdragon 875
That has been expected from Samsung for years now, so it remains to be seen if it will happen with the Exynos 2100. The Exynos 2100 will be a 5nm processor, by the way, and it will compete with the yet-unannounced Snapdragon 875.
This processor will debut with the Galaxy S21 lineup, almost certainly. It will most likely be included only in some units though, depending on where you live. We’ve explained this earlier.
We still don’t have much information on the Exynos 2100, as Samsung did a good job hiding that info. It is reported that AMD’s GPU won’t be included, as some obscure rumors suggested. Future iterations of Exynos chips may, though.
The Exynos 2100 will also ship inside the Galaxy Note 21 series next year, or at least that’s what’s expected to happen. It remains to be seen if third-party OEMs will utilize this chip in 2021.