Samsung has finally announced that it is working on a next-generation chipset with AMD’s RDNA GPU architecture. This was confirmed as Exynos 2100 unveil on January 11 where Samsung’s VP and GM (System LSI Div) Dr. Inyup Kang, confirmed the same on the stage.
For the uninitiated, Samsung announced its partnership with chipmaker AMD in June 2019. The company mentioned that both AMD and Samsung are working on an Exynos chipset powered by AMD’s RDNA architecture. The extensive collaborative agreement between the two giants was based on licensing and integrating the RDNA GPU with Exynos.
Talking about the timeline, we aren’t certain but based on various sources, we do have a rough estimate. According to the timeline Samsung has been following for quite a while, it usually released a single flagship device every year. Now that we already have Exynos 2100 flagship chipset, it is unlikely that Samsung will roll out another flagship chipset this year.
If reports are to be believed, the company is likely to enter into production on its AMD’s RDNA GPU architecture-based Exynos chipset, by the end of this year. Next up, we will likely get our hands on the first flagship devices powered by the same in early 2022. For those who might not be aware, the Galaxy S22 series will arrive in early 2022 which means it will likely get the new chipset. However, there’s a report that mentions Samsung could bundle the next-gen flagship chipset with Galaxy Z Fold3 arriving by the end of this year. However, take it with a pinch of salt at the moment.
AMD and Samsung’s agreement has a clause “complementary products”. It dictates that although Samsung can use this RNDA GPU architecture to power its flagship chipsets for Samsung smartphones and tablets, it will not be able to produce its own hardware based on AMD’s technology. Do watch out for AMD GPU phones to arrive soon.