Samsung this morning has dropped as temporary teaser about their next-generation Exynos SoC. Dubbed “Exynos is again”, Samsung is revealing that there will probably be a correct announcement for the brand new SoC on January 12, which might fall on the primary full day of CES.
Being that this can be a teaser, any particulars are non-existent. However it’s price noting that Samsung is promising “An entire new Exynos is coming”. Which hopefully is an indication that Samsung has spent the final couple of years exhausting at work on bettering their future designs.
Though the latest high-end Exynos designs (e.g. Exynos 990) have been first rate, they’ve been overshadowed by rival Qualcomm’s designs – to not point out Apple’s personal market-leading components. The previous couple of iterations of the chip have used Samsung’s personal in-house CPU core design, which by no means labored out fairly in addition to Samsung hoped for, each in total efficiency and in holding forward of Arm’s personal licensable designs.
Fittingly, Samsung has beforehand confirmed that they will be (again to) utilizing Arm’s cores in future designs, significantly the the Cortex-X1, Arm’s massive effort to double-down on total CPU efficiency. So it is just about assured that Cortex-X1 will present up in Samsung’s next-gen SoC – particularly in the event that they need to compete with Qualcomm’s X1-equipped next-gen Snapdragon.
In any case, we’ll have extra on the matter in a couple of weeks, when Samsung makes their announcement. So keep tuned.
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