Samsung may be developing Exynos chips for Windows on Arm laptops

Samsung has previously launched the Galaxy series of laptops operating on Windows on Arm, powered by Qualcomm chips. However, these devices have not been particularly successful, a predicament partially attributed to Microsoft’s ecosystem construction. As Arm architecture processors continue to evolve, Samsung seems intent on bolstering the development of Exynos chips, no longer restricting them to Android system smartphones, tablets, and Chromebook products.

Recently, Twitter user @Tech_Reve revealed that Samsung intends to penetrate the Windows on Arm laptop market with a reimagined Exynos chip. The current understanding of this chip is still quite limited, but it is rumored to incorporate an AMD RDNA series architecture GPU.

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This is not the first time such news has circulated. More than two years ago, at the beginning of 2021, rumors suggested that Samsung planned to repurpose the Exynos 2200 equipped with the AMD RDNA 2 architecture Xclipse GPU to fabricate a brand new Windows on Arm laptop. While the Exynos 2200’s performance on the Galaxy S22 series was less than stellar, the issues encountered in smartphones wouldn’t pose a barrier for laptops, given their more relaxed power consumption and thermal requirements. However, this venture eventually fell by the wayside.

The resurfacing of similar news after two years may indicate that Samsung hasn’t ceased development on this mysterious Exynos chip. During the same period, Microsoft has been consistently advancing its Windows on Arm project. Its Surface Pro 9, featuring a version equipped with the SQ3 processor developed in collaboration with Qualcomm, is considered one of the best Windows on Arm laptops currently available.