Samsung’s chip for laptops will arrive in a few months

Samsung is working on the launch of a new chip that can be used both for smartphones and laptops: open challenge to Apple's M1 chip

Samsung's chip for laptops could be very close. The project of the Korean company provides, in fact, an SoC suitable for dual use, both on smartphones and laptops, for a product capable of handling a particularly high amount of information in addition to ensuring all the necessary standards to be part of the equipment of the mobile devices of the brand.

To give the news is the Korean Economic Daily, local newspaper that has emphasized the commitment of Samsung in the realization of this ambitious program. The choice of the manufacturer goes to follow at least partially what we saw recently with Apple with the M1 chip, made by the bitten apple and finished in both Macbook and iPad last generation products from Cupertino. Comes instead from the site SamMobile the name, Exynos 2200; still not confirmed by Samsung, would inherit the first part of the name from the line of processors already made in recent years by the Korean company.

Samsung chip, what we know so far

The Exynos 2200 chip, successor to the Exynos 2100 launched in January, should make its official debut in the second half of 2021. At the moment, nothing has yet been leaked about the technical specifications of this pivotal component, in addition to the realization carried out by Samsung foundries through a 5nm process.

In addition to this, it would be in place a partnership with AMD with regard to the GPU. Nothing, however, has been added to give some more details, so much so as to have created a thick halo of mystery about the capabilities of graphics management, despite the high-level name with which the manufacturer has been collaborating for two years.

In great probability, the Korean giant will launch its chip inside one of the laptops that should arrive in the coming months. Many, however, associate the release in the second part of the year with that of the expected foldable Galaxy Z Flip 3, so as to imagine already the new version of the foldable smartphone with this SoC integrated.

Samsung chip, pros and cons

Like any self-respecting choice, that of Samsung to use a single chip for cell phones and laptops hides some elements in favor and others against. Certainly, the introduction of this type of processor on a laptop opens the door to several advantages: the need for a reduced space and a lower production of heat compared to normal models.

This last feature, in particular, becomes of fundamental importance in the choice of depriving devices of fans, with a further gain of space inside the chassis to be dedicated to other components or - better - to lighten and make thinner (and handy) the device. And then there's the battery: a smaller chip means less power consumed, a win-win situation from many points of view.

But on the other side of the scales there is a fundamental aspect: limited power. Although over time we have made great strides in the development of these technologies, the processors dedicated to mobile devices are still less performing than laptops, especially when used in tasks of great effort.

And that is precisely the band to which Samsung aims: the devices were made for those professionals who can and want to count on top-level laptops, ready and snappy even while dizzying amounts of simultaneous calculations. Will Samsung succeed in the enterprise? We just have to wait and see.