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Samsung Exynos 880 bites back at Snapdragon 765, Dimensity 820

Samsung Exynos 880 bites back at Snapdragon 765, Dimensity 820

The mobile chip market has largely been dominated by Qualcomm's Snapdragons but it's hardly the only game in town. In fact, that game is going to be a bit more interesting if not dramatic due to factors outside of the smartphone and silicon industry. Other players, especially MediaTek, are rising up again to nibble away at Qualcomm's part of the pie and Samsung is once again here to remind everyone that it, too, has a thing or two up its sleeve.

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Next Nintendo Switch could be powered by Samsung Exynos, AMD RDNA

Next Nintendo Switch could be powered by Samsung Exynos, AMD RDNA

The Nintendo Switch has quickly become one of the most popular consoles in just three years but it probably isn't because of its raw power. Of the three big gaming consoles, the Switch can easily be singled out as the weakest and that might not be changing drastically even with a Nintendo Switch 2. It may, however, finally ditch the aging NVIDIA Tegra X1 for something that comes from the fruit of Samsung's and AMD's recent partnership.

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Samsung Galaxy phone with AMD Radeon GPU coming next year

Samsung Galaxy phone with AMD Radeon GPU coming next year

Samsung and AMD announced a partnership last year that was unsurprisingly filled with generic "forward-looking" statements and nothing to show for. It was pretty much presumed that Samsung would be licensing AMD's Radeon graphics technology for use in its own Exynos chips. That hasn't born fruit yet but the wait might worth it if these early benchmark figures for the unnamed chip will be the performance will see on new Samsung flagships next year.

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Galaxy S20 Ultra Exynos variant plagued by a green tint bug

Galaxy S20 Ultra Exynos variant plagued by a green tint bug

What should have been Samsung's crowning glory this year is turning out to be a liability. Never mind that the Galaxy S20 series isn't selling well since that can always be blamed on the COVID-19 pandemic. It is, instead, the Galaxy S20 Ultra with Samsung's own Exynos chip that is giving users some doubts about the quality of Samsung's products. This latest issue may not be directly related to that processor but its mere association is already sending some users speculating about the future of Samsung's Exynos brand.

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Galaxy S20 with Exynos 990 benchmarks fall behind Snapdragon 865 variant

Galaxy S20 with Exynos 990 benchmarks fall behind Snapdragon 865 variant

For years, Samsung Mobile has been dancing between two mobile processors, the Snapdragon chips from Qualcomm as well as the Exynos from its own sibling, Samsung Electronics LSI. In the past, the difference between the two chips in the same phone models hasn't been that noticeably but that gap seems to be getting wider and wide. Matters have seemed to come to a head this year with the Galaxy S20 and its Snapdragon 865 and Exynos 990 variants. According to benchmarks and user testing, the two couldn't be further apart in terms of performance.

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Vivo X30 and X30 Pro first to come with Exynos 980 and integrated 5G

Vivo X30 and X30 Pro first to come with Exynos 980 and integrated 5G

5G may still not be as widespread as its proponents would like it to be but smartphone makers are at least picking up the pace of its adoption. That is starting to become more possible thanks to the availability of processors like Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 865 and 765. Samsung, however, was actually one of the first on that train and also just announced its own premium Exynos 980 with an integrated 5G modem. Ironically, it isn't the first to actually use that in a phone, a title that now belongs to the Vivo X30 and Vivo X30 Pro.

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Samsung Exynos in trouble as major layoffs announced

Samsung Exynos in trouble as major layoffs announced

When it comes to mobile processors, Qualcomm may be the household name but it's far from being the only one. In addition to long-time rival MediaTek, there's also Huawei's HiSilicon Kirin, Samsung's Exynos, and, now, Apple's A chips. One of those, however, may be changing significantly and perhaps not for the better. Samsung has just posted a letter that reveals it will be laying off 290 employees at its R&D office in Austin, Texas that may see the end of Samsung's custom ARM cores used in its Exynos chips.

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Exynos 990, new 5G modem, 12GB RAM to debut on Samsung phones soon

Exynos 990, new 5G modem, 12GB RAM to debut on Samsung phones soon

As far as major announcements go, Samsung is practically done for the year. In a little over three months, however, it is expected to reveal its 2020 bet in the rat race that is the smartphone market. The Galaxy S11 has already leaked in bits and pieces but Samsung itself may already be providing the bread crumbs that paint the picture of a mighty Next Galaxy that may finally see a long-overdue upgrade in at least one aspect.

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Samsung Exynos 980 drops a digit, gains integrated 5G modem

Samsung Exynos 980 drops a digit, gains integrated 5G modem

Samsung's Exynos chips aren't exactly the easiest to remember, having four digits to each model that don't always make sense from one generation to another. Not like, say, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 series or the Kirin 980. Samsung may finally be ditching its old numbering scheme and switching to just three. And once that initial shock is over, you might finally realize that the new Exynos 980, which has no relation to the Kirin 980, has that integrated 5G silicon that the Kirin 990 is still supposed to bring to IFA 2019 in a few days.

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Galaxy Note 10 Snapdragon 855+ might not be happening

Galaxy Note 10 Snapdragon 855+ might not be happening

Galaxy Note fans might be in for yet another disappointment with this year's models. Yes, plural as it might affect both the normal model and the Plus model. Emotions ran high when Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 855+, which seems to be perfect timing for the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+. Unfortunately, a new leak claims that that will not be the case and that some models will be left with an older Snapdragon while others will use a fresh new Exynos chip.

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Samsung phones could soon boast AMD Radeon graphics tech inside

Samsung phones could soon boast AMD Radeon graphics tech inside

Smartphones today have gotten so powerful that they're theoretically capable of running desktop-grade software. For years, however, phone makers and developers have been boasting about "console-level graphics", particularly in games but, truth be told, they are nowhere near that level at all. We might still be decades from phones reaching that status but Samsung may have just taken one small step forward by partnering with AMD to imbue its Exynos chips with some Radeon graphics powers.

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Galaxy S10 renders, photos show details ‘Beyond X’

Galaxy S10 renders, photos show details ‘Beyond X’

The newest photos of the Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus suggest to us that we might want to wait for the Galaxy Note 10. The front, back, and sides of these devices look a whole lot like their predecessors, and the technology under the hood - what we know so far - isn't particularly game-changing. That is to say UNLESS these minor details give us clues as to the true nature of what's still hidden.

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