We nonetheless haven’t heard many rumors relating to subsequent 12 months’s Samsung Galaxy S22, however we simply discovered one thing official that may completely be coming within the new telephone. The information got here out of Computex 2021 of all locations, the place AMD CEO Dr Lisa Su confirmed that the corporate is bringing its graphics tech – together with ray tracing – to the following technology of Samsung Exynos chipsets.
These Exynos chipsets will virtually actually find yourself within the Samsung Galaxy S22 – a minimum of in some variations that, historically, have packed the Samsung-built Exynos chips and are solely bought in some markets. Different areas, together with the US, will possible proceed to get flagships just like the Samsung Galaxy S22 with a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset.
It’s completely doable that Qualcomm’s subsequent top-tier Snapdragon cell chip will even enable ray tracing and variable fee shading capabilities (which AMD additionally introduced), however proper now, solely the Exynos is confirmed to supply these graphical options. Heck, this makes the Samsung Galaxy S22 (with Samsung silicon) the primary telephones confirmed to get ray tracing, properly, ever.
A confirmed partnership – however with few recognized particulars
A rumor again in Could urged the forthcoming Samsung Exynos 2200 chipset would characteristic an AMD GPU, and whereas that hinted partnership is now confirmed, we nonetheless don’t know the way a lot of the AMD RDNA 2 and the corporate’s “customized graphics IP,” as Dr Su mentioned on the Computex stage, is coming to the following Exynos silicon.
The prospect of bringing ray tracing – a graphics rendering method to supply real looking lighting and reflection results, which has solely been doable with the most recent and greatest graphics playing cards – to cell is big. It additionally raises questions in regards to the competitors.
Will Qualcomm’s subsequent Snapdragon chipset be able to ray tracing results? Collectively, might that give Android cell gaming a critical edge over iOS? Will the A15 Bionic silicon within the iPhone 13 be equally succesful, or much more so? Or will Apple go in a unique path, and now that its desktop M1 chipset is on the market on the iPad Professional 2021, get its computing silicon on cell and increase graphics energy that means?
There’s loads we don’t know, and we’ll await Samsung to announce extra particulars later this 12 months, as AMD’s Dr Su mentioned, closing the all-too-brief announcement that probably the most cutting-edge graphics tech is coming quickly to smartphones.