Samsung Galaxy A55 configuration leaked: Exynos 1480 may use AMD’s GPU architecture

According to reports from GalaxyClub, the Samsung Galaxy A55 has already entered its development phase, with preliminary details about its basic configurations surfacing. Insider sources indicate that Samsung is currently engrossed in testing a processor codenamed S5E8845. Following Samsung’s SOC naming conventions—where the Exynos 1280 is designated as S5E8825, and the Exynos 1380 is S5E8835—it’s safe to deduce that the S5E8845 processor corresponds to the Exynos 1480.

There is current speculation that Samsung will employ AMD’s GPU architecture for the Exynos 1480. This is reinforced by recent disclosures from Twitter user Reveguns, who hinted at Samsung’s plans to expand the application range of AMD’s RDNA GPU architecture, with intentions to incorporate it into mid-range chips (Exynos 1480/1430) by next year. It is believed that Samsung’s choice to adopt the AMD GPU architecture stems from its impressive IPS performance. Consequently, Samsung’s next-generation imaging technology might witness a substantial enhancement, although gaming enthusiasts may need to temper their expectations for Samsung’s mid-range offerings.

The insider also highlighted that the Samsung Galaxy A55 will maintain its primary camera with a 50-megapixel sensor. However, it remains uncertain if it will be the same 1/1.56 inch sensor as the Galaxy A54. The source speculates that Samsung will prioritize enhancements on the software front, implying that the photographic advancements in the Galaxy A55 might hinge more on software and photographic algorithmic improvements.

Media outlets surmise that the Samsung Galaxy A55 is unlikely to witness significant upgrades or changes in terms of screen quality and dimensions. For context, the Samsung Galaxy A54 features a 6.4-inch AMOLED display.

Should Samsung retain its usual release cadence for the Galaxy A series, we can anticipate the Galaxy A55’s debut in the first quarter of 2024.