In June we announced the announcement of Samsung’s long-term strategic partnership between Samsung and AMD to use the company’s graphics on chips in devices from the South Korean giant. Today there are more details of what this collaboration will be like between the two companies.
According to a report by the Notebookcheck portal, Samsung’s first mobile hipset to feature AMD graphics could be launched in 2021. The portal quotes a speech by AMD CEO Lisa Su during a second-half earnings conference call.
No other details of the Samsung-AMD partnership have been revealed, and this is the first piece of information that emerged since the idea of a Samsung gamer mobile device became a real possibility.
Gamer smartphones are becoming increasingly frequent in the market. Asus recently launched the ROG Phone 2 with the processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus, while the Black Shark 2, the Xiaomi was announced in late July and is already a sales success. The idea is that 5G will further popularize the concept, thanks to the high speed combined with low latency, which will give more features to play on mobile phones.
Among the main differences from a standard smartphone for the gamer is the cooling system, which is used to make the gaming experience less exhausting, plus RGB backlighting and a highly powerful combination of CPU and GPU.
In Sammy’s case, ARM Mali and Adreno graphics chips equip their phones, depending on the card used (Qualcomm Snapdragon or Samsung Exynos). AMD, already turbocharging Xbox One and PlayStation 4, can position Samsung as a competitive maker of gamer smartphones and add software capabilities to this area.
If the arrival date of the Samsung chipset with AMD technology is real, the company may soon become a competitive player in the gaming market.