26 December 2019
Samsung has reportedly announced that it will bring its first AMD-powered SoC in 2021. A report citing AMD’s Q2 earning call states that Samsung chipset with AMD’s graphics is coming in 2021. However, it’s unclear what products the Samsung-AMD SoCs will power. But, the obvious names come into our sight are smartphones, Chromebooks, tablets, and other popular consumer devices from Samsung.
Currently, Samsung’s smartphones are either powered by ARM Mali or Adreno graphics chips, depending on the associated SoC – Exynos or Qualcomm’s. Now, a partnership with the graphics chip powerhouse could lead to better mobile gaming performance.
The mobile gaming sector is flourishing and recently Qualcomm and MediaTek have taken their efforts into it as well by launching Snapdragon 855 Plus and Helio G90 processors. Dedicated gaming SoCs are getting launched to bring more gaming-specific features and offer more power to mobile gamers.
With the help of AMD-powered SoCs, Samsung will be able to better tag its products as gaming smartphones. And efforts like these show companies are serious about these users and want to do something different.
Samsung and AMD announced their collaboration in June but nothing much was revealed. The details are still obscure but at least we now have an idea where this partnership is leading.
The new gaming smartphones from Samsung will find strong competition from the players already available in the market and knows much about users’ requirements. And, in 2021, the competition will be on the rise and it will be interesting to note how Samsung will perform in such a mature environment. Samsung may launch a completely new series for gaming-specific phones. Well, we will get to know more about Samsung plans in coming days or weeks.