At a recent Exynos chip event, Samsung teased plans to integrate an AMD GPU into a future flagship product.
Discovered by Android Police, mockery came to the end of Samsung’s Exynos 2100 announcement, where the company mentioned that its “next flagship” would sport the AMD GPU. Unfortunately, it’s not entirely clear what that means, especially since its next flagship, the much-rumored Galaxy S21 series, will not include AMD graphics, at least according to rumors.
Like I said, Exynos2100 is just the beginning. Samsung is almost certain to release a new processor with AMD GPUs this year and you can use it for the Galaxy Z Fold3. pic.twitter.com/J3GIRoBSBA
– Ice Universe (@UniverseIce) January 12, 2021
However, a ice universe leak suggests that Samsung will introduce a new Exynos processor with an AMD GPU later this year. The company will potentially use it on the Galaxy Z Fold3.
For a bit of context, Samsung partnered with AMD in 2019. The partnership was looking to bring AMD’s Radeon graphics technology to smartphones. If teasing the Exynos 2100 announcement is something to go through, it looks like the partnership will pay off soon.
Still, it is unclear what benefit, if any, it will bring to customers. First, AMD’s graphics technology will likely be powerful, but the company hasn’t done much in the mobile space for a while. Whether AMD mobile graphics will fail or be competitive with other gamers is an important question that will need to be answered.
The other question is availability. Samsung has historically launched Exynos-powered flagships in some regions, while other regions, such as Canada, get variants powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chips. The same could happen with this future chipset, although Samsung may choose to use Exynos for all models.
Ultimately, we could see a Galaxy Z Fold 3 launch later this year with powerful AMD graphics technology, making it a force in the mobile gaming space and potentially a go-to device for gaming. people who like to play games on their phones.