Samsung said to be working on producing its own mobile GPUs
Over the past few months, there have been signs of Samsung’s intention to expand its chip-making business. The company has its hands in most sectors of the tech industry but till now, has mostly kept its Exynos line of SoCs exclusive to its own devices, bar a few Meizu devices here and there.
Going by new reports, the company is working on its own in-house GPU. Prior to this, Exynos SoCs have been paired with ARM’s Mali GPUs, but that could end soon. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon series have been paired with the American company’s in-house Adreno GPUs, so this move by Samsung may be a step in the journey towards challenging Qualcomm’s dominance over that sector of the market.
Samsung’s Exynos chipsets are highly regarded. Newer flagship SoCs in the series have generally done a great job at competing with Qualcomm’s offering—unlike MediaTek SoCs. Having a Samsung-produced GPU is a shrewd business move by the company, as it also reduces production costs, at least in the long term.