An SoC is a single package with a whole processing system. To be clear, it’s not just a single processor, which you may know if you’ve ever put together a PC. An SoC, on the other hand, has multiple processing parts, memory, modems, and other vital parts, all built into a single chip that is soldered to the circuit board.
The system-on-a-chip is the brain of your device. It handles everything from graphics to 5G connectivity.
You save space, money, and energy by putting multiple parts on a single chip. It runs the Android operating system and knows when you press the power button. SoCs can also connect to other features, like cameras, displays, RAM, flash storage, etc.
You’ll find the most common parts of a smartphone system-on-a-chip on the list below.