Samsung typically faces a lot of criticism for not featuring Qualcomm’s top-tier chips in its flagship smartphones, the reason being that the Snapdragon chipsets are better than Exynos ones.
While the difference between the two has significantly diminished over the last few years, according to Ice Universe, who has a fantastic track record of leaking accurate information regarding tech, Samsung’s overly hyped Exynos 1000 chipset will be outshined by the Snapdragon 875, which will be supposedly released in December 2020.
That isn’t good news for those who are looking to upgrade to the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (or whatever its name ends up), which will be powered by the Exynos 1000.
The fact that the Exynos 1000 won’t match the performance of the Snapdragon 875 hurts the company additionally, mainly because it is planning to ditch the 875 entirely in favor of the Exynos 1000.
If that happens, users will have only one option, the Exynos-powered Galaxy flagship, an arguably restrictive measure considering that the past generation of Samsung flagships offered both Exynos and Snapdragon options according to the region where they were sold.
Ice Universe claimed that Samsung wouldn’t adopt AMD GPU next year, which means that the Exynos 1000 + RDNA GPU rumors might be misleading.
According to the tipster, the next year, Samsung flagships will feature Mali-G78 GPUs instead of AMD ones.
Some rumors say that a less powerful Exynos 992 chipset will power the Galaxy S21.
Though not confirmed yet, the precise reason behind Samsung picking a less powerful 992 might be cost. A less powerful processor would keep the price of the S1 low in contrast to the S21 ultra.
It is expected that the Galaxy S21 lineup will hit the market sometime in the first quarter of the next year.