If there’s one goal Samsung is clearly trying to hit this year — it’s to make Exynos competitive against Qualcomm and Apple’s chipsets. With how its fanbase angrily reacted last year, due to the inferior performance of previous Exynos, Samsung has heeded the call and took the challenge. After launching the current flagship Exynos 2100, setting up the stage for a Samsung chipset for the first time in years, the next step for the South Korean company is to establish a stronger presence with aid from AMD. While Samsung has not released any specific date for an Exynos-AMD chipset, a leaked benchmark reveals the performance side of the upcoming chip.
As reported by Pocketnow, the benchmark came from a Korean community website, showing the AMD GPU-powered Exynos chipset going against iPhone 12’s A14 Bionic. In a trio of synthetic benchmark, the upcoming Exynos was almost 50% faster than A14. If this is somehow proven to be true, it’s a giant leap not only for Samsung but also for Android as Apple’s chip has been leading the performance game for several years now.
Though initial reports indicate the new Exynos chip releasing in 2022, an insider that goes by the name of Ice Universe suggests otherwise. We might see Samsung releasing is Exynos-AMD around the second or third quarter of 2021, probably around the launch of the next Galaxy Z Fold.