Samsung announced its Exynos 2100 chipset which represents a massive leap in performance and efficiency compared to its previous Exynos chips. During the presentation, Samsung also confirmed that its next flagship Exynos chip will feature an AMD GPU.
Samsung had announced a partnership with AMD in 2019 to work on GPUs for mobile devices. Samsung LSI president Dr Inyup Kang told at the Exynos 2100 event that its "next flagship product" would have a "next-generation mobile GPU" by AMD. Technically, the "next flagship product" from Samsung is going to be the Galaxy S21 series that's going to be announced in less than a day from now. However, Samsung Semiconductor clarified soon after (via Android Authority) that the next flagship product here refers to the next flagship Exynos chip and not a phone.
For the Exynos 2100 chip, Samsung is still sticking to an Arm GPU, the Mali-G78 MP14 to be specific. The company claims it offers up to a 40% increase in graphics performance, features advanced multi-IP governor technology (AMIGO) to optimize power usage, and more.
Samsung usually launches one flagship Exynos chipset every year. However, we could see the company launch another flagship Exynos chipset this year itself with an AMD GPU that would make its way inside the Galaxy Z Fold3.
As I said, Exynos2100 is just the beginning. It is almost certain that Samsung will release a new processor with AMD GPU this year and may use it for the Galaxy Z Fold3. pic.twitter.com/J3GIRoBSBA— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) January 12, 2021
Samsung Exynos chips have long been criticized for offering inferior performance and efficiency compared to offerings from Qualcomm. However, it looks like Samsung's chip division could give Qualcomm chips a run for their money with their upcoming products.