Samsung announced the Exynos 980 chipset with a 5G integrated modem, and while it was introduced as first in the world, we are still waiting to see a smartphone with it. The Chinese manufacturer vivo revealed that a phone is on the way and tomorrow, November 7, the two companies will hold a joint event in Beijing.
It is called “vivo X Samsung 5G AI chip press conference”, so chances are we’ll see the vivo X30 smartphone debut the Exynos 980 SoC.
Samsung built the platform with two Cortex-A77 cores in the CPU and six Cortex-A55 units and a Mali-G76 MP5 GPU. Having an integrated 5G modem is both cheaper to produce due to simplified motherboard and more power-efficient, so the vivo X30 should be at an advantage compared to most of its 5G rivals.
Earlier this year, we saw some renders of a venue that is going to be the launch scene for the vivo X30. We expect to see a notchless display and three cameras on the back in the upper left corner. Actual market availability might take until December though.