Exynos 1480 officially announced with an Xclipse 530 GPU

Built on the Samsung's 4nm process

The Exynos 1480 is the latest mid-range offering from Samsung and the successor to the Exynos 1380. While the chipset was officially announced today, it made its debut in the Galaxy A55 earlier this month. Now that the chipset is officially detailed, let’s talk about the specifications.

The Exynos 1480 is built on Samsung’s 4nm Extreme Ultraviolet (EUV) FinFET process. For comparison, the Exynos 1380 was built on the 5nm process. Samsung says the new chip is 22% more power-efficient than the predecessor.

Exynos 1480

There is an octa-core CPU with four Cortex-A78 cores clocked at 2.75GHz and four Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 2.0GHz. This is the same configuration as the Exynos 1380’s CPU, with the only difference being the clock speed of the performance cores (2.75GHz vs 2.4GHz).

The GPU is the Xclipse 530, versus the Mali-G68 last year. This GPU is based on AMD’s RDNA architecture, and compared to the Mali-G68 in the Exynos 1380, there is a 53% performance improvement. The Xclipse 530 GPU supports features including super-resolution and variable-rate shading.

Samsung says the Exynos 1480 features a 5G modem twice as fast as the Exynos 1380’s. There is support for Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.3.

Finally, the Exynos 1480 offers up to four times faster AI performance than the Exynos 1380 and supports on-device AI.

As of today, Samsung has only one phone with the Exynos 1480 SOC, the Galaxy A55. There is no information on any other phones launching later this year with this chipset.