Samsung still can’t compete with chip makers such as Qualcomm and MediaTek. But it is capable of designing powerful chips. At least, the Exynos SoCs show tough competition to the mentioned manufacturers, when it comes to performance and power consumption. As almost all major smartphone vendors are working on their own chips to cut dependence on others, Samsung has decided to increase the shipment of Exynos application processors by more than twice next year.
More Phones With Exynos Chips
As ETNews reports, 20% of the Samsung Galaxy smartphones currently sport the Exynos processors. Moreover, it’s interesting to know that this number equaled 10% in 2019. Thus, the Korean manufacturer is periodically increasing the number of Exynos-powered phones. We should also note that besides the Galaxy models, a couple of Chinese smartphone brands such as Vivo and Meizu also use the Exynos SoCs.
Though many users have been complaining of weak performance, low efficiency, and high heat management problems, the benchmark results were proving the opposite. But Samsung has taken these concerns into consideration and embraced Arm’s CPU cores. As a result, the performance of top-end and mid-range SoCs has noticeably improved. So there is every reason to think they will get even better with the next generation. We have also heard that 5G communication and heat issues have also been ironed out.
Other than that, Samsung has joined hands with AMD and made mobile GPUs. We will be able to test it in work when the Exynos 2200 hits the market. As you know, that latter will debut with the high-end Galaxy S22 series.
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Well, as the source claims, Samsung’s plan is to power around 50 to 60 percent of smartphones with in-house processors. The manufacturer has already started to expand facilities for related components and its partners also plan to increase investment to facilitate the target.
Moreover, Samsung is also seriously thinking about increasing total smartphone shipments by 50 to 60 million units to 320 million units from this year. Its folding screen smartphones are selling like hotcakes. So it might shift to making more phones from this category.
Lastly, Samsung’s AMD-powered Exynos 2200 is using a 5nm process. The version that should appear on the Galaxy S22 Ultra will have one Cortex X2 core clocked at 2.9GHz, three mid-tier cores clocked at 2.8GHz, and four small cores running at 2.2GHz. The GPU has a frequency of 1250MHz.