Samsung and AMD have struck a new deal to bring custom AMD Radeon graphics technology to future Samsung smartphones.
As part of the deal, AMD will provide its Radeon graphics designs based on the latest scalable RDNA graphics architecture. Samsung will use it to create graphics chips and integrate them into its Exynos SoCs to improve the performance of its smartphones.
Additionally, AMD graphics, which promise ultra-low power and high performance could also be used in other Samsung products depending upon their compatibility with the AMD products.
While there is no word on how much the multi-year collaboration between Samsung and AMD costs, it is suggested that Samsung will pay license fees and royalties to AMD.
“As we prepare for disruptive changes in technology and discover new opportunities, our partnership with AMD will allow us to bring groundbreaking graphics products and solutions to market for tomorrow’s mobile applications,” said Inyup Kang, president of Samsung Electronics’ S.LSI Business.
AMD’s graphics chips are already very popular in the PC market. Although other details remain unknown, the new collaboration could mean better graphics on Samsung devices resulting in better gaming performance.
Furthermore, it could also mean that the South Korean tech major might step into the gaming smartphone arena and launch one pretty soon. There have been rumors that the company is working on a full-fledged gaming smartphone.
Samsung’s latest Galaxy S10 and S10+ are some of the best devices out there in terms of performance. Still, Samsung is yet to challenge dedicated devices including the Black Shark 2, Asus ROG Phone, and the Razer phone.
We will keep you posted with more information. So stay tuned to Fossbytes.