Samsung is rumored to be working on a new range of chipsets designed just for its Galaxy handsets. The move comes in the wake of a recent scandal surrounding the Galaxy S22 series’ Global Positioning System (GPS) and game optimization service (GOS).
Samsung is one of the few smartphone vendors that also produce processors. However, the South Korean company’s Exynos chips have recently fallen short of Apple and Qualcomm in terms of quality.
Despite the fact that Samsung manufactures semiconductors, it does not have an exclusive CPU portfolio for its devices. However, according to the most recent research, this is set to change.
This is a significant step forward for the corporation since previous reports indicated that the chip production division and the Mobile eXperience (MX) division for smartphones were not in close proximity.
According to the report, Samsung Electronics’ MX Business Division chief, Roh Tae-moon, indicated in March during a town hall meeting that the company would begin creating an application processor (AP) solely for Galaxy devices. After an employee inquired about how he would handle the company’s GOS situation, he made the statement.
The GOS scandal surrounding Samsung’s recently released Galaxy S22 series took a toll on the company. To avoid overheating or excessive power consumption, GOS limits hardware performance during high-end gaming. GOS, on the other hand, was detected slowing down thousands of apps without the user’s permission in Galaxy S22 handsets.
According to reports, the chipset is the major perpetrator in the GOS affair. Samsung’s Exynos 2200 and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 are both available in the Galaxy S22 series. However, neither of the chips can solve the Galaxy S22 series’ overheating problem, according to analysts.
However, Roh appears to believe that, like Apple, these issues can be solved by inventing a semiconductor that is proprietary to Samsung cellphones.
Samsung has been working relentlessly to make its Exynos CPUs stand out from the crowd and compete with Apple and Qualcomm’s premium offerings. To do this, Samsung switched from its Mongoose cores to ARM’s architecture, and the newly released Exynos 2200 includes an AMD-designed GPU.