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The Samsung Exynos 850 is apparently the SoC powering the affordable Galaxy A21s

By Ng Chong Seng - on 2 Jun 2020, 8:45am

The Samsung Exynos 850 is apparently the SoC powering the affordable Galaxy A21s

(Image: Samsung.)

Last month, Samsung announced the Galaxy A21s, an affordable Android handset with a 6.5-inch display and up to 6GB of RAM.

According to Samsung, the phone also packs an octa-core SoC running at 2GHz, though it’s not entirely clear which chipset the company is referring to. Apparently, this is the S5E3830, a.k.a. the Exynos 850.

According to this spec sheet, the Exynos 850 is built on Samsung's 8nm LPP process and uses ARM’s Cortex-A55 cores for both its clusters. And the GPU is a Mali-G52, which can power up to a FHD+ (2,520 x 1,080) display.

Unlike top-end chips such as the Exynos 990, the Exynos 850 has no standalone NPU and DSP for AI tasks. It also supports eMMC 5.1 storage instead of UFS and LPDDR4x memory instead of LPDDR5. It lacks 5G connectivity, too.

Regarding cameras, the spec sheet says the SoC is able to address a single 21.7MP rear camera or 16MP + 5MP in a dual-sensor setup and supports both 1080p/60 video playback and recording. That being said, we know that the Galaxy A21s has a quad-lens rear camera system led by a main 48MP module.

Source: Samsung (via XDA Developers).