Samsung's AMD Radeon mobile GPU and Exynos 2200 SoC could debut alongside an ARM laptop sometime in 2021
The rumour mill (Ice Universe, in particular) has been persistent that Samsung and AMD's Radeon mobile GPU will be unveiled sometime in June 2021. Given the history of Exynos SoCs, one would assume that the GPU would make its debut alongside a smartphone. However, Samsung has something else in store for us, according to a new report from ZDNet Korea, which states that the mystery GPU will make its first appearance alongside a laptop.
It seems like Samsung is planning to launch its first-ever laptop-grade SoC tentatively called the Exynos 2200. It aims to rival Qualcomm's Snapdragon 850 and Snapdragon 8cx in the ACPC (always-connected PC) market. The report also adds that the laptop in question (probably a new Galaxy Book S version) will run Windows 10 for ARM. Little more is known about the notebook in question, but 5G connectivity seems likely.
Samsung and AMD's GPU was originally slated to make its debut alongside the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra. Bad thermals forced Samsung to replace it with an ARM Mali-G78 MP14. Debuting the mystery AMD Radeon GPU alongside a laptop makes more sense, as cooling it will be a lot easier compared to a smartphone.