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Unannounced Exynos 1280 leaks, seems to be more powerful than suspected

This chip should appear in a few Galaxy A phones this year, with some likely launching this week.
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March 15, 2022
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Robert Triggs / Android Authority
TL;DR
  • The Google Play Console lists what is expected to be an Exynos 1280 chipset within the Galaxy A33.
  • The mobile chip appears to be on par with a Dimensity 900 or Snapdragon 778G in various respects.
  • If this pans out, the Galaxy A33 could be a more powerful phone than originally expected.

On Thursday this week, Samsung will launch a few new Galaxy A phones. Among them should be the Samsung Galaxy A33, which would be a new mid-range 5G smartphone.

See also: What you need to know about the Galaxy A line

New information gleaned from the Google Play Console (via MySmartPrice) suggests the phone could have an Exynos chipset known as S5E8825. Originally, we anticipated this to be an Exynos 1200, but other leaks suggest this is actually an Exynos 1280 (via SamMobile).

The leaks suggest the chipset could feature two ARM Cortex-A78 CPU cores clocked at 2.4GHz paired with six ARM Cortex-A55 CPU cores clocked at 2GHz. The ARM Mali-G68 GPU with four cores clocked at 1,000MHz could also be there. Allegedly, it’s a 5nm build.

If these specs pan out, the Exynos 1280 could be a pretty powerful chipset for a phone like the Galaxy A33. The leaked specs are very similar to the MediaTek Dimensity 900. That chipset has a GPU clock speed of 900MHz, so, theoretically, the Exynos 1280 could feature even better graphics performance.

In turn, the Dimensity 900 is quite similar to the Snapdragon 778G. That Qualcomm chipset appeared in last year’s Galaxy A52s, which means the Galaxy A33 could be as powerful as a higher-class Galaxy A phone. If Samsung can keep pricing the same, the Galaxy A33 could be a real winner when it comes to the specs/value ratio.

We’ll likely find out everything we need to know on Thursday. For more on that event, check out the invitation.