Samsung is planning to release a 5nm mobile chip for midrange and budget phones!

This may be the answer to the Mediatek Dimensity 700U, which came with a 7nm process. Also, knowing Samsung, they should be promising, as their flagship processors aren’t.

Samsung may not be the best in the foundry and semiconductor industry, but at least they’re trying. In fact, their latest flagship processor, the Exynos 2200 that’s coming for the Galaxy S22 Ultra, would have a GPU powered by AMD. This should help in providing excellent performance that would compete toe-to-toe with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor and the Mediatek Dimensity 9000 5G.

According to a reliable tipster, IceUniverse, Samsung also wants to improve their budget offerings. This includes a 5nm processor for budget phones. This chipset is rumoured to be called the Exynos 1280, kind of a weird naming strategy but sure. This chipset also features 5G connectivity and it may be intended to compete against the Snapdragon 480 and the Dimensity 700

Starting next year, multiple Samsung budget and midrange phones would once again feature Exynos chipsets. Currently, most budget and midrange Samsung phones feature either Mediatek or Qualcomm chipsets. The company was said to be working on two flagship-level processors, one midrange, and one entry-level, which is the Exynos 1280 stated in this article.

Right now, nothing much is confirmed so take this rumour with a pinch of salt until Samsung confirms this 5nm 5G entry-level chip. What’s coming though is the Exynos 2200 that is reported to be equipped with an AMD GPU based on their RDNA2 mobile infrastructure. This chipset will appear on Samsung’s latest flagship, the Galaxy S22 Ultra and would be based on Samsung’s 4nm foundry process.

Source: SAMMobile