Analysts expect Samsung to announce in July the Exynos processor with RDNA2 graphics resulting from its partnership with AMD, but it now appears that this SoC will not have been developed exclusively for the Galaxy smartphones from the South Korean manufacturer.
According to the latest rumors, the Exynos 2200 (Orion) could be supplied to other competing brands, with Vivo already profiled as a potential customer of this chip that many see as a real competitor to the powerful M1 from Apple.
Weibo Arsenal user suggests that Vivo will be finalizing a high-end smartphone that will include the new Exynos processor with RDNA2 graphics, which will make more sense given that the Chinese manufacturer is already a regular customer of Samsung’s SoC Exynos.
Vivo will be Able to use the New Exynos from Samsung and AMD for High End Smartphone
This Exynos 2200, or Orion, will be the successor of the Exynos 2100 whose performance was very close to Qualcomm’s rival Snapdragon 888, being only slowed down by the graphics processing in charge of the GPU Mali.
To eliminate this “defect,” Samsung contacted AMD with the aim of putting on the market a processor with a more robust graphics performance aimed at high-end smartphones.
This new offering from Samsung must be built on a 4nm process, which will also serve to avoid the production constraints that affect the market today. The transfer of the Exynos 2200 to other brands may also help the South Korean to limit losses if the Galaxy S22 does not reach the expected sales targets.