Samsung to develop unique Exynos SoC for Galaxy series

Samsung has used Snapdragon 888 and Exynos 2200 on the Galaxy S22 series released this year. The Xclipse 920 GPU is based on the AMD RDNA 2 architecture and inherits advanced graphics functions such as hardware-accelerated ray tracing and variable rate shading (VRS) on the PC platform, which made the Exynos 2200 attract attention in the early days. However, the Exynos 2200 didn’t perform as expected, putting Samsung under enormous pressure.

Exynos 2200 Xclipse GPU

According to iNews24, TM Roh, president of Samsung’s mobile business, said at a recent conference that unique Exynos SoC for Galaxy series devices will be developed. However, TM Roh’s claims were vague, leaving a lot of room for speculation. It is reported that the SoC in TM Roh’s mouth will not necessarily adhere to the Exynos brand, and it is uncertain whether to use Arm’s Cortex core, or stick to the road of self-developed cores, and may even cooperate with Qualcomm or MediaTek for joint development.

The biggest trouble for Samsung’s mobile business recently is the Games Optimization Service (GOS) dispute related to the Galaxy S22 series. Although Samsung has officially explained that its purpose is to optimize the performance of the CPU and GPU, prevent the phone from overheating due to long-term gaming, and promise to open the game performance mode as soon as possible, there are still complaints.

Of course, the bigger dilemma for Samsung is the chips produced by the 5nm and 4nm processes. There are major problems in both performance and yield, which greatly affect the supply and performance of the foundry Qualcomm Snapdragon chip and its own Exynos 2200. Eventually, Samsung Electronics management decided to launch an investigation into the related issues. It is rumored that Samsung has concealed the problems in production, and Qualcomm is very annoyed by this, which may affect the cooperation between the two parties.