Chipset is the brain behind any kind of smart device including smartphones, tablets, and wearables. With a well-optimized processor, the device can deliver great performance by taking the benefit of powerful hardware. Samsung reportedly plans to begin CPU core development optimized for Galaxy.
According to the information, Samsung is expected to introduce the first Galaxy-optimized chipset with its own developed CPU in 2027 if the development is carried out as planned. Through this, the company will be able to expand the competition level and capability of its Galaxy-exclusive chip.
Industry sources also revealed that the company has recently organized an internal team dedicated to CPU core development. The vendor has hired a senior developer that was responsible for CPU development at U.S. Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) to lead the team.
“Samsung Electronics will be able to boost the completion level of its Galaxy Chip if it successfully develops a CPU core. It will be able to load its own CPU in 2027 if development is carried out as planned” said an unnamed industry official.
The South Korean tech giant wants to reduce its reliance on British chip design house ARM Ltd. for central processing unit (CPU) core for smartphones and personal computers. Moreover, it will help the chipset to be further optimized with Galaxy devices.
Samsung Elec is rapidly moving forward to develop Galaxy-dedicated processors for future flagship devices. The System LSI Division has also established an AP solution development team late last year with the mobile eXperience (MX) business to promote research and development.
It’s worth mentioning that the dream chip could be available in 2025, which will use a CPU based on ARM technology. Next year, we believe, the flagship Galaxy devices will come with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon for Galaxy processors.
Samsung’s new Chromebook to have a dedicated AI key
Samsung is reportedly working on a new Chromebook that will feature a special key for accessing AI features. The device, codenamed Xol, is expected to be powered by Intel’s Raptor Lake processors and have a traditional clamshell design.
According to the Chrome Unboxed, Xol will be the first Chromebook besides Google’s Pixelbook series to have an Assistant key. This suggests that Google is enhancing its AI capabilities on ChromeOS, especially with Gemini.
However, Xol is not likely to be a Google product, as Samsung developers have contributed most of the code changes for it. Xol will probably be a Samsung Chromebook, similar to the Galaxy Chromebook Go from 2021, and expected to launch this year.
The Assistant key on Xol could also be a Gemini key, as Google has been testing Gemini on some Chromebook Plus devices. Samsung and Google may be working together to bring Gemini to more ChromeOS devices, starting with Xol.
Immersive Team develops Samsung XR to beat Apple, Meta: Report
Samsung is reportedly boosting its efforts to develop extended reality (XR) headsets. The company’s Mobile Experience (MX) division has formed a ‘secret organization’ called the ‘immersive team’ to speed up the development of XR devices, which has grown from a few to about 100 people.
The Korean tech giant is also collaborating with Google and Qualcomm to create innovative devices. Samsung’s MX Division Head (President) Noh Tae-moon said, “We will change the future of mobile by jointly building the next-generation XR experience.”
Samsung aims to launch its XR headset within this year, as it faces powerful competition from other tech giants such as Apple and Meta. Apple’s Vision Pro is seen as a game-changer in the XR market as it sold 200,000 units in less than a month, while Meta’s Quest 3 is the most popular device in terms of price and technology.
The IDC report has revealed that the Quest 3 shipments are estimated to be between 2 million and 2.7 million units in the fourth quarter of last year. Despite the high price, the industry consensus is that attitudes on the Vision Pro XR headset are changing.
The global XR headset market is expected to grow by 47% this year, reaching 11 million units, according to IDC. Along with Samsung, Sony is also preparing to launch its XR headset ‘Head Mount’ in the second half of the year.
Forbes honors Samsung’s OLED TV as the ‘Best TV’
For superb quality and performance, Samsung’s OLED TV ‘S95C’ has been chosen as the ‘Best TV’. The S95C has self-emitting pixels that create more vibrant colors. It also has QD-OLED technology, which makes OLED panels brighter than regular OLED and shows vivid images.
Forbes has also picked Samsung’s QLED 8K TV ‘QN900C’ as the ‘Best 8K TV’ for its stunning resolution and immersive experience. It also has an upscaling algorithm that improves the quality of lower-resolution content to near-8K level.
The QN900C is the ultimate TV for those who want to enjoy the best cinematic experience at home. Forbes said, “With this product, you can vividly see Mother Nature from the movie ‘The Lord of the Rings.’