Samsung is working with Google on some upcoming Tensor chips. This partnership makes it more competitive in the smart phone market by putting a competitive edge on the hands of Samsung, which slashed its bottom line by an estimated trillion won per year to produce and sell a smart phone.
A report from CBS news indicates that the Samsung Galaxy S-series flagship smartphones will be powered by a new chipset created with help from Google, AMD, and its graphics team. The chipset will likely be available by 2025.
Reports have revealed that the new chipset will consist of two high-performance Cortex-X cores, four performance-focused cores running at a lower clock speed, and four energy-efficient cores. The diagram shared indicates that AMD GPU will be included in the chipset to process graphic intensive tasks.
Google and Samsung already work together to produce Google Tensor chips for the Pixel series smartphones. And, as mentioned above, Samsung has produced the Tensor and Tensor G2 chips powering the Pixel 6 and Pixel 7 series smartphones. Basically, these are Exynos chips but with AI features on top from Google’s team.
One of the interesting reports that is making rounds right now is that both companies are reportedly currently hard at work on the third-generation Google Tensor SoC. Unfortunately, just like the last two generations of chipsets, this one will be powering the upcoming Pixel 8 series smartphones. The chip is codenamed “Ripcurrent” and carries model number S5P9865.
What should consumers be concerned about? As you may recall from high school chemistry, the process requires smaller transistors. In this case, smaller means faster and better because it also consumes less power. There’s a chip for every smartphone that can make these phones run faster, more efficiently and without a charge.
The one downside though is that Samsung’s Galaxy S23 series is reportedly only getting Qualcomm chipsets. This isn’t too much of a surprise, though, as Samsung and Qualcomm don’t appear to be working too well together at the moment.