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    Galaxy A55’s first proper benchmark confirms Exynos 1480 with AMD GPU

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    Last updated: December 19th, 2023 at 23:21 UTC+01:00

    The Galaxy A55 will take over for the Galaxy A54 as Samsung's most premium mid-range smartphone next year. Some details about the upcoming device have made their way online in the past few weeks, and today, a Galaxy A55 benchmark is confirming some important specs.

    The most exciting thing about the Galaxy A55 is its new Exynos chipset. The Exynos 1480 will be the first mid-range chip from Samsung to sport an AMD GPU, and while some Exynos 1480 listings on Geekbench had suggested that it will power the Galaxy A55, it is now being confirmed thanks to the first benchmark for the phone.

    The Exynos 1480 is equipped with the Xclipse 530 GPU, which is based on the AMD RDNA2 graphics architecture like last year's Exynos 2200. It won't be as cutting-edge as the RDNA3-based AMD GPU in the Galaxy S24's Exynos 2400, but it will hopefully offer notable improvements in graphics performance over the Exynos 1380.

    As for CPU performance, benchmark scores for the Exynos 1480 aren't too impressive and hint at not-so-major gains compared to the Exynos 1380, though things may improve as development on the phone continues.

    The Galaxy A55 benchmark also confirms the phone will feature 8GB of RAM. Variants with 4GB or 6GB of RAM will probably be available as well. On the software side, the A55 will come with Android 14 and One UI 6.1 out of the box, possibly with some of the Galaxy S24's AI features onboard.

    There's no word yet on when Samsung plans to launch the Galaxy A55, though we can assume that it won't come out before March (the same month the A54 was released this year) at the earliest since the Galaxy S24 lineup will be stealing all the limelight in the first two months of 2024.

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