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Home > New Gear > Samsung Exynos 990 and Exynos 5123 5G Modem launched: It may first come with Galaxy S11
Samsung Exynos 990 and Exynos 5123 5G Modem launched: It may first come with Galaxy S11

Samsung Exynos 990 and Exynos 5123 5G Modem launched: It may first come with Galaxy S11

By  Town Kassis 2019-10-24 1096 0

On October 23, Samsung company announced the Exynos 990 processor and the Exynos Modem 5123 5G modem. Both the Exynos 990 mobile processor and the Exynos 5G 5123 modem are created through advanced EUV 7nm process technology. It is a more powerful processor than the Exynos 980 which was announced in early September. Its specifications also place it in the high-end chipset category.

Samsung Exynos 990 

Samsung Exynos 990: specs


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


Mali-G77 MP11


Dual-core NPU


7nm EUV


WQUXGA (3840x2400),

4K UHD (4096x2160)


UFS 3.0, UFS 2.1




Single-camera 108MP

Dual-camera 24.8MP+24.8MP


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

5G Modem

Exynos 5123 5G Modem, support both NSA/SA, support 3G, 4G, 5G network.  


Samsung Exynos 990 adopts 7nm EUV technology and 8-core architecture

The Exynos 990 processor is based on 7nm EUV technology, in which the CPU part is composed of two Exynos M5 + two Cortex A76 + four Cortex A55, which is about 20% better than the previous generation. The GPU part uses Mail G77MP11, which also improves performance by about 20%.

Samsung Exynos 990 

Samsung Exynos 990 supports 120Hz screen refresh rates and 100MP camera sensor

In addition, the Exynos 990 processor also has a built-in dual-core NPU, to support 120Hz screen refresh rates, as well as the latest LPDDR5 memory standard, which supports 100-megapixel sensors in the camera section.

Samsung Exynos 990​ 

Samsung Exynos 990 are paired with Exynos 5123 5G Modem to support 5G network

In terms of network, the Samsung Exynos 990 processor uses a new 5G modem to support all network technologies (5G dual mode, 2G, 3G, 4G network support) for Exynos Modem 5123. Samsung officials introduced that the download speed under the 5G network environment reach 7.35Gbps, and it’s 3.0 Gbps under 4G network environment.   

Samsung Galaxy S11 may first adopt Exynos 990 processor

During the event, the Samsung company eventually confirmed that both the Exynos 5123 5G Modem and the Exynos 990 chip will go into mass production by the end of this year. The expectation is that the processor will come out with the Galaxy S11 smartphone, which should come out next year.

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