- Tram Ho
In November of last year, Samsung announced it would stop developing custom CPU cores for Exynos processors. The next generation Exynos processor is equipped with the Galaxy S30 series, which promises to use ARM-designed CPU cores. According to a Business Korea report, Samsung has ambitions to become the number 1 manufacturer of Android processors in the world, surpassing Qualcomm, by partnering with both ARM and AMD.
After Huawei’s HiSilicon no longer has the ability to manufacture its own Kirin chips, Samsung is currently the only Android smartphone company that can produce its own processors. While Samsung’s latest Exynos 990 is still not as highly regarded as Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 or 865+, the next-generation Exynos processor will see a huge improvement.
The Business Korea report confirmed that Samsung is working with ARM to develop new CPU cores, based on Cortex-X. Announced in May this year, ARM’s Cortex-X1 core design promises performance improvements of up to 30% over the Cortex-A77 and 22% higher than the current Cortex-A78.
Not only will the processing power improve, Samsung’s next-generation Exynos processor will also get improved graphics prowess. Samsung has teamed up with AMD, to use AMD’s custom GPU design for the next-generation Exynos processor, released in 2021.
In addition, the report also revealed that the next-generation Exynos processor will be equipped with NPU neural processing chip and Qualcomm’s superior modem chip. One day, we will see Samsung’s Exynos processors no longer underestimate Qualcomm’s Snapdragon rival.
Source : Genk