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Samsung Galaxy smartphones with AMD Radeon graphics could be coming in 2021

Samsung Galaxy smartphones with AMD Radeon graphics could be coming in two years
Samsung Galaxy smartphones with AMD Radeon graphics could be coming in two years
Gaming smartphones are about to get a lot more serious in a couple of years. Samsung has confirmed that its first AMD-powered SoCs are tentatively planned for a 2021 reveal. A potential Galaxy smartphone with Radeon graphics could give it a huge performance edge against competitors.

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.

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Allen Ngo, 2019-08- 4 (Update: 2019-08- 5)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.