Just like Apple, Samsung also wants to incorporate its own chips into its devices. Recently, it accelerated the development of those processors.
Manufacturers seem to increasingly want to produce their own chips. Apple has been using A processors for iPhones for some time, and recently also its own M chips for Mac devices. Samsung would be only too happy to follow suit: it currently depends on Qualcomm for the processors in the S23 smartphone range.
The South Korean manufacturer already had its own chip in the past, but its performance was rather substandard. Reason for Samsung to sit back around the drawing board and in the meantime address Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 stock. However, the smartphone manufacturer would love to see its own chips in its devices again.
To this end, the brand is now accelerating the development of its latest processor. According to Pulse News, a Korean business newspaper, Samsung recently organized a meeting with the team responsible for the development of that processor. A senior developer, who was previously responsible for the development of processors at AMD, would now work on the new chips at the Korean company.
Depending on ARM
With the new chips, Samsung could reduce its dependence on the British ARM. Currently, even though it uses Qualcomm processors, Samsung still uses ARM-based chips. However, that is not to the liking of the brand. In Korea, a new kind of chip architecture would be built. The calculation cores would then look completely different. This should enable the Korean manufacturer to better optimize its devices.
Samsung would not only work on the new Exynos, but also on a chip that would be exclusively for Galaxy devices. It could hit the market in 2025. That chip would still be based on ARM. If the development of its own CPU core goes according to plan, we would not see the first new processors until 2027.
How that turns out for Samsung remains to be seen. Currently, Samsung uses Snapdragon chips in its Galaxy devices because the Exynos chips provided rather subpar performance. Whether Samsung does better with a new chip remains to be seen.