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Samsung might drop Exynos for Snapdragon-only flagships, and it is really factor?


Galaxy S22 and S22 Plus in hand Supply: Pocketnow video

Qualcomm has Snapdragon, MediaTek has Dimensity, Google has Tensor, and Samsung has Exynos — there are a variety of smartphone chip makers out there. Samsung’s Exynos chipset collection has been right here for a very long time, although one may argue they don’t seem to be the very best. Despite the fact that Samsung’s Exynos chips could have did not impress shoppers (and the entire tech neighborhood), the corporate’s efforts in direction of bettering its customized silicon have not slowed down.

Final 12 months, Samsung partnered with AMD to enhance the graphics efficiency of its chipsets. It additionally turned one of many first chipset makers to unveil a 4nm node structure chip for smartphones, the Exynos 2200. The corporate additionally adopted the most recent Arm Cortex-X2 core to enhance the CPU throughput of the chipset.

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Regardless of the efforts, the Exynos 2200 nonetheless did not impress the customers. Adam Conway of our sister web site XDA Builders confronted a lot of points along with his Exynos 2200 variant of the Samsung Galaxy S22 Extremely. However it seems that Samsung remains to be not giving up, as a number of the details about the upcoming Exynos 2300 has leaked.

Exynos 2300 is reportedly underneath growth

Samsung Exynos chipset 1 featured Supply: Pocketnow

Now, a brand new report from GalaxyClub (by way of Sammobile) claims that Samsung is engaged on two next-generation Exynos chipsets. Whereas particulars of the next-gen mid-range Exynos chipset (which is able to include the mannequin quantity S5E8535) will not be identified, the dependable tipster Roland Quandt has revealed a number of the details about the upcoming flagship Exynos chipset.

The report claims that the Exynos 2300 will include the mannequin quantity S5E9935. For reference, the Exynos 2200 got here with the mannequin quantity S5E9925, so it is protected to say that the chipset with mannequin quantity S5E9935 is the next-generation flagship Exynos chipset, which might be known as Exynos 2300. The SoC is reportedly being known as “Quadra” behind the scenes. Whereas the specs are unknown proper now, Sammobile has highlighted a number of the enhancements the Exynos 2300 might include.

Whereas the trade remains to be adopting the 4nm node course of structure, the Exynos 2300 might use the 3nm GAA fabrication course of. It’s anticipated to come back with the most recent ARM Cortex CPU cores and an up to date model of the Xclipse GPU. The improved model of the Xclipse GPU is alleged to be based mostly on the newer model of AMD’s Radeon GPU, which might carry a lot of enhancements.

Samsung might follow Snapdragon for now

Qualcomm Snapdragon logo Supply: Qualcomm

Despite the fact that the Exynos 2300 is predicted to carry enhancements in nearly all areas, Samsung might launch its future flagship gadgets, Galaxy S23 for instance, with Qualcomm Snapdragon chipsets solely. Regardless of bettering the chipset on paper, the Exynos 2200 has did not impress the customers. Points similar to software program lag, poor battery life, and overheating are nonetheless current.

The ‘GOS’ Galaxy S22 incident may need taught Samsung a lesson

Attributable to such points, Samsung began to intentionally throttle apps on the Galaxy S22 collection, following which a lot of Samsung Galaxy S-series fashions have been eliminated from the favored app Geekbench. The entire fiasco led to large implications inside Samsung, a lot so that individuals began responsible TM Roh for it.

Nonetheless, plainly the entire GOS state of affairs may need taught Samsung a lesson as the corporate is stated to be working on a “actual flagship chipset” for the 2025 Galaxy S-series smartphones. It’s reported that Samsung has assembled a “dream group of 1,000 workers” to develop the brand new customized SoC from scratch. Nonetheless, till then, Samsung is alleged to stay with Qualcomm because the flagship chipset supplier.

S22 Ultra's Camera Array Supply: Pocketnow Video

It is a good factor

As a lot as we love the competitors within the chipset house (it lastly led Google to ditch Qualcomm and now now we have the highly-optimized Tensor chipset), we nonetheless imagine that it is best for Samsung to take a break. The corporate is alleged to be constructing the following chipset from scratch, which might give it time and house to rectify the errors it has made previously few generations. Qualcomm, however, has been bettering its chipsets previously few years and will show to be a sensible alternative in the meanwhile.



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