Despite what some may think about Samsung using its own Exynos chipset on its flagship devices, it’s unlikely that the company would abandon its own creation. In fact, the company may be doubling down on its own chipset efforts. New reports indicate that the company is working with Google in the development of a new Exynos chipset.
The new octa-core Exynos chipset will be made using Samsung’s 5nm LPE process. It may feature two Cortex-A78 cores, two Cortex-A76 cores, and four Cortex-A66 cores. Also reportedly part of the chipset is an unannounced Mali MP20 GPU based on the Borr architecture. Google’s contribution to the project is its own Visual Core ISP and NPU.
For now, it remains to be seen where will this new Exynos chipset will show up. But since Google is a part of the project, then it may shop up in Pixel phones, Chrome-OS devices, and even data centre servers. There’s also a chance that the result of this partnership may show up in Samsung’s own devices as well .But whether that happens remains to be seen.
Of course, some people have pretty strong opinions about the Samsung’s Exynos chipset. Some strong enough to start a petition about it. But if it’s going to only affect Google’s Pixel phones, then it will likely not affect us at all. After all, none of the Pixels have made their way here, and there’s no sign of that changing.