Samsung smartphones could be shipped with specially developed processors in the future. And no, we are not talking about the Exynos chips. According to rumors, the manufacturer has founded its own team to produce chips exclusively for its in-house smartphones.
Samsung smartphones: Are dedicated mobile processors coming?
Samsung Exynos processors were used in smartphones from the manufacturer for years, at least here in Europe. Rumor has it that yes, the Samsung Galaxy S23 series will rely on Qualcomm Snapdragon chips worldwide in early 2023. The hot candidate is the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, which is even supposed to feature higher clock rates exclusively for Samsung and thus be minimally superior to the normal 8 Gen 2.
However, this could only be a short liaison, as the Korean website The Elec now reports. It says that the manufacturer has established a new team within its Mobile Experience (MX) division that will be responsible for developing its own smartphone processors. Vice President Choi Won-joon is said to be in charge.
Furthermore, it is assumed that the new AP team could optimize the processors manufactured by the company’s own chip division LSI (large-scale integration) especially for Samsung smartphones. But the development of completely own processors, especially tailored to cell phones, is also quite conceivable.
Samsung’s MX division currently gets processors from Samsung SLI (the Exynos chips), Qualcomm and MediaTek. So, in-house developed smartphone processors would be a completely new solution that could offer some advantages.
In-house smartphone processors with special optimization?
When Samsung released the Galaxy S22 series at the beginning of 2022, the three smartphone models were affected by quite a few performance issues, for example, app throttling. Especially the Exynos chips for the European market did not offer the performance that was hoped for.
A picture that has been emerging for years and a reason why European Samsung users looked with an envious eye at the non-European market and the Qualcomm chips used there.
That is one of the reasons why Samsung now wants to rely on Snapdragon SoCs worldwide with the Galaxy S23 models. With a specially developed chip that is optimized for Samsung smartphones, the Korean company could catch up with Apple, which also uses its own chips in the iPhone models.
Google also uses its own chips in its Pixel smartphones, such as the Pixel 7 Pro (our review), in the current case the Tensor G2, which is not in the high-end segment in terms of sheer performance, but is pioneering in the area of AI and optimization functions.