Samsung Galaxy smartphones with AMD Radeon graphics could be coming in 2021
While Samsung and AMD formally announced a partnership back in June, little to no details came from the news. During a recent Q2 2019 earnings call from Samsung, however, we know now that the South Korean giant expects the first Samsung-AMD chips to come to market by 2021 at the earliest.
The call doesn't go into any specifics as to what products the Samsung-AMD SoCs will power, but it's likely that they will focus on smartphones, Chromebooks, tablets, and other popular consumer devices from Samsung. This will inevitably give the manufacturer a significant boost in graphics performance so it can better advertise its AMD-powered products as "gaming smartphones" or "gaming tablets" when compared to the competition. Thus, a Galaxy smartphone with high-end gaming features would not be out of the question especially since the Galaxy S10 has been leaning so heavily towards Fortnite to attract gamers and younger users.
AMD has been teaming up with key manufacturers as of late in order to license its Radeon architecture and expand its presence onto more products. Microsoft, Sony, and even Intel all offer products powered by Radeon graphics. Reaching out even further into the smartphone space with Samsung would seem like the logical next step.