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Samsung expects mobile SoC with custom processor cores to be ready by Q1 2016

Back in 2013, Samsung announced at its Analyst Day event that it was working on a mobile application processor with ARM’s 64-bit processor cores and also that it would move to a chip with its own custom cores by 2016. The former has already come to pass in the form of the Exynos 7420 that powers the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, and the latest report suggests Samsung will be ready with its own custom mobile CPU cores by the first quarter of next year.

For those unaware, Samsung currently licenses processor cores – called Cortex – from ARM (so do other chip makers with 64-bit SoCs, including Qualcomm for the Snapdragon 810) and then simply puts them in its Exynos chips. According to sources based in Korea, Samsung expects to “see results by Q1 next year at the latest” when it comes to the development of its custom processor cores. That’s not exactly a full-on confirmation that an SoC with Samsung’s custom cores will indeed make its way to devices in the beginning of 2016, but it is certainly possible we will see this chip in the Galaxy S7, given how Samsung has been getting serious about the mobile processor business.

Samsung has also been reported to be working on a custom in-house mobile GPU, though it is expected to be ready for mass production as early as mid-2015.

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nobodytrue
nobodytrue

This is good news IF there new chips are opcode compatible with ARMS.

if not. then software would need recompiling to work on Samsung phones.

this is fine with Tizen. but I don’t want Tizen. we already have ios android and windows to contend with. Tizen is a solution looking for a problem to justify it.

if the Galaxy S and or Note series go to Tizen, I alas will start looking for a new supplier.

gabrielmarcinha1220
gabrielmarcinha1220

, my friends told me not to buy Samsung, and bought, result! I am disappointed was for me to have bought an Iphone! to the MOTO G has Lollipop, S4 and not GT-I9515L. samsung is losing a lot of parish!

Sammysamsam1
Sammysamsam1

Your aren’t from an English based country are you?!? Im not sure if you unhappy with your Iphone or you wanted lollipop on the MOTO G……What??

gabrielmarcinha1220
gabrielmarcinha1220

amigo te apoio , meus amigos me falaram , para não comprar Samsung , e comprei , resultado ! estou decepcionado era pra mim ter comprado um Iphone! até o MOTO G tem Lollipop, eo S4 GT-I9515L nao tem . a samsung esta perdendo muita freguesia !

Sou do Brasil !

superg05
superg05

Samsung Galaxy S4 Value Edition GT-I9515

Alacran1977
Alacran1977

Samsung is playing smart, they need to make their smartphones and tablets to get apart from the other brands in performance, and it seems they are working hard to get there!

fiidodev
fiidodev

Is it true that Samsung has hired someone at AMD for its GPU ??

TAMAREXXE
TAMAREXXE

Probably. There are a lot of former AMD employees on the dole. That doesn’t mean you have to automatically credit AMD for every upcoming processor that Samsung produces. That would be 1 out of 10k engineers employed by Samsung.