Samsung to follow Apple again! Could design its OWN exclusive chipset

Yes, you read that right. Samsung could design its own exclusive chipset for its flagship Galaxy S series devices.

| Updated on: Aug 22 2022, 12:25 IST
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
Samsung could be working on its own custom chipset reserved for the Galaxy S series devices. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
Samsung could be working on its own custom chipset reserved for the Galaxy S series devices. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)

Yes, you read the headline right! Samsung could take a leaf out of Apple's book once again and work on a custom chipset that it could use on a future Galaxy S device! But wait! Do you wonder that Samsung already makes its own chipsets under the Exynos brand, and what would it do differently this time? No idea on that, but rumours emerging out of South Korea suggest Samsung has big plans for its Galaxy S series flagships in the future and it could help take on the Apple iPhone in a crucial area — performance.

Based on a report from Inews24 and shared by tipster IceUniverse, it is said that Samsung was not happy with the whole drama on the GOS scandal that plagued the Galaxy S22 series. This was especially disturbing for them since the company had made big promises with its Exynos 2200 chip being a powerful chip over the Snapdragon equivalent. Samsung was also unhappy with the insufficient yields and poor thermal management issues on both the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and Exynos 2200 chips. All of this led to some discussions within Samsung, which now pushed the design teams to work on a custom chipset.

Also Read: Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra Review!

Samsung to make custom chips for Galaxy S phones

Hence, just like Apple designing its own A series chips for the iPhone, Samsung will now design its own chips for the Galaxy S. Unlike the current crop of Exynos chips that are shared with Motorola and Vivo, Samsung will reserve these exclusive chips for its Galaxy S devices only.

What remains to be seen is whether Samsung brings back its defunct CPU design team that used to make custom CPU cores for Samsung Exynos chips prior to 2020. The Galaxy S and Note devices of yesteryears had different custom chips but Samsung eventually switched to the ARM designed cores.

Despite the GOS scandal, the Galaxy S22 series remains one of the most powerful smartphones you can buy today. The Galaxy S22 series in India this year got the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 variant instead of the Exynos 2200 chip, which used the custom AMD GPU. We had reviewed the Galaxy S22 Ultra, Galaxy S22 Plus, and Galaxy S22 a few months ago and were left impressed with the performance. The phones heat up but the user experience remains unaffected.

Samsung is now said to be working on the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 foldable, both of which are set to launch sometime in August 2022.

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First Published Date: 17 May, 10:22 IST