Samsung Exynos Mobile Processor Exynos 990

Mobile Processor

Exynos 990
Next-level intelligence
The next-level of intelligence is coming. With the Exynos 990, a mobile processor designed with a powerful AI processing capability, mobile experiences will evolve to meet the new aspects of mobility in the era of AI. Featuring a dual-core neural processing unit (NPU), the Exynos 990 processor delivers faster and efficient machine learning performance. When combined with the advanced image processing technologies, AI enables the camera to produce a pro-grade photography thru intelligent optimization. The Exynos 990 processor can be paired with the 5G cellular modem to deliver hyper-fast mobile broadband speed for the era of live. To offer an experience that’s like a computer, a gaming console, and a television on a mobile device, the Exynos 990 incorporates a powerful octa-core CPU, a cutting-edge GPU, an advanced display and a video subsystem that delivers unmatched performance to suit the next-level smartphone.

AI

Inspiring intelligence
Enjoy the full measure of artificial intelligence on the go. A powerful neural processing unit (NPU) and digital signal processor (DSP) are built into the Exynos 990 for the next-level of on-device artificial intelligence. The top class dual-core neural processing unit (NPU) and improved digital signal processor (DSP) can perform over ten-trillion operations per second (TOPS).1 This allows smartphone to offer richer mobile experiences with diverse intelligent features including intelligent camera, virtual assistant and extended reality. The Exynos 990 processor designed for AI will take smartphone’s capabilities to the next level.
An illustrative image of Exynos 990 on top of semitransparent smartphone against an image of the neural network.

Camera

Intelligent camera evolved
The pro-grade camera gets upgraded with added intelligence. Machine learning capability of the NPU automatically detects objects in the scene allowing the image signal processor (ISP) to generate and apply specific camera settings tailored to that subject. For instance, when the NPU detects a face in the frame, it enables the ISP to automatically provide the best settings for the lighting condition and the person’s skin tone. In addition, the ISP features advanced algorithms to reduce noise, improve texture and edge artifact, and perform better local tone mapping for ultimate image quality. The Exynos 990 supports up to six individual sensors with ultra-high resolution up to 108Mp and is able to process three sensors concurrently for fuller multi-camera experiences.
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An illustrative image of smartphone's triple camera surrounded by small particles.

5G Solutions

Hyper-fast
Stream and download at hyper-fast speed in 5G. The Exynos 990 processor brings incredibly fast mobile broadband in the palm of your hand when paired with the next generation 5G technology, the Exynos Modem 5123. The modem supports blazingly fast download speed of up to 7.35Gbps in mmWave and 5.1Gbps in sub-6GHz setting with up to 8x carrier aggregation.2 For uncompromised performance in 4G LTE mode, it supports up to 3Gbps of downlink speed and up to 422Mbps of uplink speed.2 The modem also supports E-UTRA-NR Dual Connectivity (EN-DC) which combines LTE and 5G connectivity to maximize mobile downlink speed. Notably, the Exynos Modem 5123 is also built on the most advanced 7nm EUV process with diverse power saving technologies resulting in enhanced battery life in 5G communication.
An illustrative image of Exynos 990 and Exynos Modem 5123 on top of fast moving light streaks.

Computing

New-level performance
Do more with faster computing. The Exynos 990 processor features the 5th generation custom CPU for ultimate computing power required for the complex use cases in the 5G era. The tri-cluster CPU, featuring the 5th generation custom CPU, delivers up to 20% enhanced performance than its predecessor.3 Combined with the Cortex-A76 dual-core and the Cortex-A55 quad-core, the Exynos 990 processor delivers optimal performance and better power efficiency for seamless mobile experiences that lasts. Furthermore, the Exynos 990 supports LPDDR5 memory’s data rates of up to 5,500 megabits per second (Mb/s) for wider memory bandwidth than its predecessor with LPDDR4x.2 It enables a smartphone to efficiently transfer massive amount of data needed for 5G communication, AI applications, graphically demanding games, ultra-high resolutions videos, and more.
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Gaming

Lag-free gaming
Compete better with mind blowing graphics. The Exynos 990, packed with Arm Mali™-G77 MP11 GPU, offers ultimate 3D graphics processing for a realistic and immersive gaming experience. The Exynos 990 delivers improved graphic performance or power efficiency by up to 20 percent thanks to the new GPU architecture.3 The Valhall architecture is a new superscalar engine that delivers another leap in performance density and energy efficiency. Furthermore, combined with powerful CPU and LPDDR5 support, the Exynos 990 enables seamless gaming experience with less lags and faster loading speed so you can jump right into your favorite game and start leveling up in no time.
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The depicted device and features shown are fictitious creations. No simulation of any real product and feature is intended.
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Multimedia

New dimension
Film your moment like a motion picture. The Exynos 990 features an advanced multi-format codec that supports encoding and decoding of 8K UHD video at 30 frames per second (fps). With a bandwidth compression technology, the required bandwidth for transferring encoded and decoded data can be drastically reduced resulting in better power efficiency. In addition, perceptual video coding algorithm improves the video quality by optimizing certain parts of an image frame that are deemed to be more sensitive to the viewer based on human’s visual cognitive characteristics. By utilizing NPU’s AI capabilities, you can make your videos more creative or stylish with added special effects such as bokeh for movie-like depth of field. Last but not least, in addition to 10-bit video and HDR display support, the processor also features a 120Hz refresh-rate display driver which makes games come alive by reducing screen tearing and makes animations smoother even on devices with multiple displays, such as foldable phones.
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Security

Built-in vault
To keep user’s information safe and secure, the Exynos 990 features a new architecture and cutting-edge technologies for enhanced security. The memory protection technologies, such as a DRAM encryption engine, are upgraded to protect data safer with faster processing speed. Along with Physically Unclonable Function (PUF) that generates a unique key based on the physical properties of each chip, the newly added integrated secure element (iSE) layer stores and handles personal data separately from the OS environment.
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  • CPU

    Dual-core (Custom CPU) +
    Dual-core (Cortex®-A76) +
    Quad-core (Cortex®-A55)
  • GPU

    Mali™-G77 MP11
  • NPU

    Dual-core NPU
  • Process

    7nm EUV
  • Display

    WQUXGA (3840x2400),
    4K UHD (4096x2160)
  • Storage

    UFS 3.0, UFS 2.1
  • Memory

    LPDDR5
  • Camera

    Single-camera 108MP
    Dual-camera 24.8MP+24.8MP
  • Video

    8K 30fps or 4K UHD 120fps
    encoding and decoding with
    10-bit HEVC(H.265), H.264, VP9
1)

Based on Samsung's internal test results.

2)

Based on Samsung's internal test results. Actual performance may vary depending on device and user environment.

3)

Based on Samsung's internal test results compared to the Exynos 9820.

All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.