Organizing an Unpacked event in April is unusual for Samsung. Two weeks before the online conference, there are plenty of clues as to what to expect.
Earlier today, Samsung unveiled its next Unpacked event, which will take place on April 28, a week after Apple’s. The Korean manufacturer has promised that we could find the most powerful Galaxy device there.
We already have a lot of clues about what to expect from this event. It is very likely to discover new Galaxy Book there as well as the fruit of a new collaboration between AMD and Samsung Exynos.
An event dedicated to laptops?
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro, Book Pro 360 et Book Go
It is highly likely that three new laptops will be announced at Unpacked. EvLeaks has already shown them through several visuals which we echoed on Aroged. More specifically, there are the Galaxy Book Pro, Galaxy Book Pro 360 and Galaxy Book Go.
These are laptops equipped with an OLED screen. This will neither be the first nor the last screens with an OLED display, we already have several brands that offer these screens, including the latest ZenBook OLED from Asus.
Samsung would also have chosen a configuration based on Intel Core 11th generation with low consumption CPUs. We would also find an Nvidia MX450 dGPU, a little faster than the iGPU provided by Intel. These laptops would be both equipped with Thunderbolt connectors, but also a 4G / 5G modem.
Among these three laptops, there could also be equipped with an ARM chip designed by Samsung and AMD. This would be the case with the Galaxy Book Go.
AMD x Samsung Exynos
Now that the M1 Macs have shown what ARM is capable of, will laptop manufacturers finally take this architecture seriously? This is not a rumor, AMD and Samsung are currently working together to design an ARM chip.
We know that Samsung is working with AMD to design an ARM SoC equipped with a Radeon GPU. Samsung could therefore take advantage of the Unpacked to announce an equipped laptop PC by the Samsung Exynos 2200 SoC associated with an AMD Radeon GPU. This SoC should finally equal the Apple M1 and far exceed Qualcomm’s Snapdragon.
An announcement that would come a few weeks with the recent announcement Nvidia which collaborates with MediaTek to design an ARM chip with an RTX 30 GPU intended for laptops.
Laptops with an ARM SoC equipped with Windows 10 already exist. Unfortunately, since its launch several years ago, the version of Windows 10 suitable for ARM processors has not been very successful. There is a software compatibility issue, while the performance of Qualcomm Snapdragon ARM chips failed to convince early adopters.