Samsung’s semiconductor division is set to more than double shipments of Exynos processors next year, ETNews reported. It is believed that currently about 20% of Samsung Galaxy smartphones are based on Exynos chips.
Exynos chips are also used in smartphones from other manufacturers, but the number of such devices is extremely small. Samsung Exynos’ customer base is mostly limited to Chinese brands like Vivo and Meizu. Recently, Samsung branded chips have been criticized for not being the most outstanding performance and energy efficiency, as well as overheating under load.
Now that the company has adopted Arm’s original computing cores rather than its own castes, the performance of both flagship and mid-range Exynos models has improved markedly, and will probably get even better in the next generations. Insiders say 5G and heat issues will also be addressed in the very near future.
As a reminder, Samsung is partnering with AMD to take mobile graphics performance to the next level. The first brainchild of this partnership will be the Exynos 2200 chip, which will debut in the flagship Galaxy S22 smartphones. Many of Samsung’s next-gen affordable and mid-range devices will also receive proprietary processors. ETNews did not specify whether Samsung will expand the number of markets for Exynos versions of its flagship smartphones.
It is reported that the Exynos 2200 chip will be manufactured using a 5nm process technology. The processor will consist of one 2.9 GHz Cortex-X2 core, three 2.8 GHz Cortex-A710 cores and four 2.2 GHz energy efficient Cortex-A510 cores. The GPU has a frequency of 1250 MHz.