Samsung is rumored to be developing the Exynos 2300

It was previously reported that Samsung will establish a new team consisting of people from the semiconductor and smartphone divisions. The internal name is “Dream Platform One Team“, and new development work will start in July 2022 in order to achieve a breakthrough in high-end SoCs, hoping to catch up with Apple’s A-series chips in 2025. In addition, Samsung also plans to develop custom SoCs for the Galaxy series of smartphones, and even build an entire ecosystem to fight its biggest rival in the smartphone space. Next year’s Galaxy S23 series rumored may not feature an Exynos chip due to a change in plans.

Exynos 2200 Xclipse GPU

According to Galaxy Club, Samsung is currently working on two Exynos chips, one for the Galaxy S23 series and another for relatively low-priced Galaxy smartphones such as the Galaxy A54. It is rumored that the models of the two chips are S5E9935 and S5E8535. For reference, the Exynos 2200 is code-named S5E9925, so it is speculated that the S5E9935 corresponds to the Exynos 2300, and the Galaxy S23 series may still have a version equipped with the Exynos 2300.

As for the specific specifications of the Exynos 2300, it is unclear for the time being, and the graphics architecture cannot be determined. Samsung cooperated with AMD to develop the Xclipse GPU based on the RDNA 2 architecture, inheriting advanced graphics features such as hardware-accelerated ray tracing and variable rate shading (VRS) on the PC platform. It was originally a major selling point of the Exynos 2200, but due to power consumption and other reasons, the overall performance of the Exynos 2200 is still unsatisfactory.
At present, Samsung’s chip development plan seems to be chaotic and full of uncertainty. The continuous setbacks of Exynos chips, coupled with the many problems encountered in semiconductor production, make Samsung’s SoCs look difficult in the future.