Samsung reportedly decided to opt for the Snapdragon 888 chip in the Galaxy Z Fold 3. It was expected that the smartphone would come with a version of the Exynos 2100 chip that could integrate smartphone GPUs before AMD. However, the in-house designed chip by Samsung will not yet perform at the level of Qualcomm chips on a very demanding device.
Galaxy Z Fold 3 should not be shipped or offered with in-house Exynos chip. The Ice Informed Universe actually states in its last tweet: “As my friend said, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 uses the Snapdragon 888 chip”. The news goes against the rumors of recent weeks. We’ve known for a few months that Samsung is preparing a new Exynos chip equipped with an AMD GPU long ago for smartphones. The chip, which can be called the Exynos 2200, was expected to launch with Samsung’s new large-format foldable smartphone, the Galaxy Z Fold 3.
It really looks like Samsung is still struggling to achieve the same performance as Qualcomm’s chips. The Exynos 2100 engraved in 5nm has shown significant improvement over the previous generation. But according to independent tests, The figures are 10% lower than the average delivered by the Snapdragon 888 chip. Small console only: It seems that the Exynos chips give slightly less heat than their Qualcomm counterparts. But this does not seem to be enough, especially for devices like the Galaxy Fold 3.
Galaxy Z Fold 3 should have Snapdragon 888 chip instead of Exynos
Samsung is actually hoping to offer a flexible large-format screen with an additional screen on the outer half of the smartphone – all wrapped in a sophisticated set of photo sensors. The share of software, which is very multitasking-oriented, is also in high demand. With many state-of-the-art facilities and components, Can make 10% more performance difference. Especially since customers prefer Qualcomm chips.
Up until recently, a petition has been called on Samsung to prohibit the selling of Exynos smartphones, which are considered “inferior” in France and in Europe, while our American neighbors, in particular, systematically enjoy Galaxy smartphones are quite powerful and stable under Snapdragon. However, Samsung is fond of sticking to homemade silicon. Especially because the semiconductor division of the firm is already very advanced in technologies and the beauty of engraving.
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This can eventually lead to chips that have characteristics that others do not. We are particularly aware of Samsung’s intention to integrate GPU-worthy GPUs into future chips. Ultimately, by controlling the formation of their SoCs, Samsung may also take a similar path to Apple and hand-customize the hardware and software portion of its products.. Finally, for Samsung, not relying on just one type of chip is also a strategy that can avoid potential supply problems.
As my friend said, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 uses the Snapdragon 888 processor.
It is about 13g lighter than the Z Fold2.
– Ice Universe (@UniverseIce) April 20, 2021