Samsung has announced Exynos 880, a new 5G chipset targeted at mid-range smartphones. The first phone to sport the new chipset is the Vivo Y70s that Vivo launched in China today.

The Exynos 880 is an octa-core processor manufactured on the 8nm FinFET process. The chipset boasts two Cortex-A77 cores clocked at 2.0GHz and six Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 1.8GHz. It supports LPDDR4x RAM and UFS 2.1 storage.

The Exynos 880 comes with the ARM Mali-G76 MP5 GPU, which is capable of supporting Full HD+ (2520×1080) displays. According to Samsung, the processor supports advanced graphics APIs and offers powerful and efficient graphics processing. The company claims the chipset renders in-game 3D graphics at a high framerate while maintaining reduced loading times.

In addition, the Exynos 880 features an NPU (Neural Processing Unit) and DSP (Digital Signal Processor) for powering on-device AI capabilities. The NPU and DSP share a controller and DMA (Direct Memory Access) for faster AI processing.

In terms of imaging, the processor’s ISP (Image Signal Processor) supports a maximum of three cameras. To be specific, the primary lens can go up to 64MP, while offering 20MP each to the other two sensors. It supports up to¬†4K 30fps video recording and playback across HEVC, H.264, and VP9 codecs.

As far as the connectivity is concerned, the Exynos 880 flaunts Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi, and FM radio. The 5G modem integrated into the chipset offers up to 2.55Gbps download speed and up to 1.28Gbps upload speed over sub-6GHz 5G networks. Moreover, the download speed goes up to 3.55Gbps, and upload speeds touch 1.38Gbps, thanks to E-UTRA-NR Dual Connectivity that combines 5G and LTE networks.

For efficient location services, the chipset comes with a 4-mode GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) receiver that supports GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, and Galileo.