Nearly a couple of years ago, Samsung and AMD announced a partnership on mobile GPU for Samsung’s future mobile processors. We expected the Exynos 2100 will be the first processor to feature the first of the new GPUs but that didn’t happen. We instead got information that we’ll only see the AMD Rade on graphics on Exynos chips as soon as 2022 or early 2023.
But it seems like we don’t have to wait until next year to see the new GPU on Samsung phones. According to Ice Universe, it will happenas soon as the second half of this year. He says and I quote Exynos 2100 is just the beginning, this year’s Exynos series will be very exciting, and you will also see what you want to see.
Now, it’s a cryptic tweet that doesn’t specifically say that we’re going to see AMD GPU on this year’s Samsung phones. But Ice Universe replied to a separate tweet saying that you don’t have to wait until next year, there are currently plans to launch the Radeon graphics on Samsung phones as soon as this year.
Interestingly according to this tipster who has a mixed track record, AMD helped Samsung to fine-tune the CPU and GPU of the Exynos 2100 that we’ll see on the Galaxy S21. Now we don’t know how true that is but certainly, according to the benchmarks, the Exynos 2100 is out performing the Snapdragon 888 by a margin.
The Exynos team has uploaded another teaserfor the Exynos 2100, the launch event of which is happening on January 12th. This is the first time in years that Samsung is keeping a dedicated event for its flagship SoC which further confirms that Samsung ispretty confident in their new SoC and AMD might have provided some input to make theExynos great again.
Anyway, the new AMD GPU is currently referred to as RDNA-Exynos and has surfaced on Geek bench almost 8 months ago. You can see the difference in performance compared to Adreno 650 of the Snapdragon 865. The scores are almost 3 times higher on the RDNA-Exynos.
Now if you live in the United States and Canada and disappointed that you won’t get to use the AMD GPU in the upcoming Samsung flagships then fret not, because eventually, Samsung will use Exynos chipsets all over the world including the United States according to Ice Universe.
We don’t know when that’s going to happen but will happen at some point. Now if you are disappointed with the bland color options of the Galaxy S21 Ultra then here’s some good news for you. Samsung is going to launch the S21 Ultra with three more colors, bronze, blue, and titanium.
The Galaxy S21 Plus will also be available in red and pink gold. But the thing is these colors will not be available at launch. According to Ross Young, we won’t be able to see these colors until April. And also Samsung will make it in limited quantities. It seems 2021 is the year we’re going to ahuge down fall of Huawei kind a like Nokia’s back in 2012.
According to research firm Trend Force, Huawei will drop from its third-place finish at the end of 2020 to seventh place this year. That is a rather large fall for a company that at some point became the top smartphone manufacturer in the world, beating Samsung. The top six smartphone manufacturers this year according to this research firm could be, Samsung, Apple, Xiaomi, Oppo, and Vivo.