Samsung Forms Dedicated Application Processor Team May Plan New Processor: Report
Samsung’s Mobile Experience (MX) business has reportedly formed an in-house Application Processor (AP) solution development team. According to a recent report, the development team for the AP solution may be led by executive vice president Choi Won-joon, widely recognized as a wireless expert, who worked at Qualcomm until 2016 before joining Samsung. He had recently also been named head of the South Korean conglomerate’s MX development business during the company’s annual reorganization event. Application Processor is a System on Chip (SoC) that forms the core or heart of a smartphone’s operation.
According to TheElec’s report, this move may be an indication that Samsung’s MX business intends to optimize existing Exynos chips, built by a similarly dedicated AP team within Samsung System LSI, which are used for Galaxy smartphones and built by another dedicated. AP team within Samsung System LSI. The move could also have been planned for the MX company to build its own new processor, the report added.
Samsung’s MX business currently uses vendors such as Qualcomm, Mediatek, and Samsung System LSI.
However, the South Korean conglomerate has been facing performance issues on the Galaxy S22 which are related to the Exynos SoC under its hood, the report added. Samsung has also decided to use Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC on its upcoming flagship Galaxy S23 series.
Qualcomm and Samsung had recently entered into a multi-year agreement that would allow future global premium Samsung Galaxy products to be equipped with Snapdragon chipsets. The agreement also covers PCs, tablets and extended reality, 3G, 4G and 5G technologies and devices. It also includes provisions made for future 6G technologies.
As for Samsung’s own chipset, there have been rumors suggesting that the South Korean company may be set to deliver its first proprietary custom chipset via an upcoming Galaxy S series by 2025, the report added. .
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