Samsung has posted a trailer termed “Thank you” featuring an animated character going through hardships, with a description that hints at “something small” that the firm is going to unveil, especially for its fans. It also urges that users stay tuned until December 15. The trailer is possibly for the upcoming flagship Exynos chip for the company’s products since it was also posted by the Samsung Exynos Twitter account with a “Dear fans” caption.
The South Korean company offers its in-house Exynos chips in many of its products, including the flagship Galaxy S and Galaxy Note series devices in select markets. However, the Exynos 990 – the latest of its offerings that powers S20 and Note20 models – has been criticized by users due to the parity in performance when compared with Qualcomm’s SoCs. The company’s decision to launch the Galaxy S20 with the Snapdragon variant reportedly did not go well with the silicon division. Fans of the company even petitioned for the firm to stop using its Exynos processors.
The upcoming Exynos chip, expected to be called Exynos 2100, is said to do away with the traditionally used custom Mongoose cores for Cortex cores. Just like the recently announced Exynos 1080, the SoC is expected to be built on the company’s own 5nm EUV process, further improving performance and efficiency.
It will be interesting to see how the Exynos 2100 rivals the Snapdragon 888 and what enhancements it brings to devices and for the fans whom the company seemingly is thanking for sticking around, through its emotional animated trailer.