Samsung made notable improvements in its 5nm chip fabrication technology, which will be benefiting the upcoming Galaxy Watch6 and Google’s Pixel Fold. As the smartwatch would bring Samsung’s Exynos chip, the first Pixel Fold is likely to equip the same chip as Pixel 7.
According to tipster Tech_Reve, the Tensor G2 chipset installed in the Google Pixel Fold could perform better than the Pixel 7 series. Similarly, the Galaxy Watch6, which is borrowing Watch5’s Exynos W920 SoC could be better than the same chip used in its predecessor.
No doubt, the Exynos W920 processor is made by Samsung Foundry and Google also picked the same fabrication ground for its second-generation Tensor chipset. After seeing power efficiency and thermal issues, the company has made radical improvements to make the process better.
Tensor G2 Specs
- Big Cores 2x Cortex-X1 @ 2.85GHz
- Medium Cores 2x Cortex-A78 @ 2.35GHz
- Little Cores 4x Cortex-A55 @ 1.8GHz
- GPU – ARM Mali G710 MP07
Talking about the Exynos W920 chip, it’s developed exclusively for smartwatches. The Galaxy Watch5 lineup is equipped with the same chipset, which brings a 1.18GHz Dual-core (Cortex®-A55) CPU, Mali-G68 MP2 GPU, and fabricated on 5nm process tech.
Most likely, there won’t be any kind of change in specs, but Samsung’s enhanced 5nm process tech would play a key role in boosting the performance and efficiency of these chipsets. And as per the tipster’s claim, both Galaxy Watch6 and Pixel Fold bring chips made by Samsung 5nm.
Recent report suggest that the Google Pixel Fold will be announced next month and pre-orders would start at the same time. It’s going to be a tough competitor to the Galaxy Z Fold4 and the upcoming Galaxy Z Fold5, which could go official by August.
Korean media report recently revealed that Samsung Display is reportedly supplying its new foldable panel to Google for the Pixel Fold smartphone. At the same time, Samsung Electronics is using the same screen as the Fold4 in its future foldable.
Apple’s A17 Pro is one speedy chipset: How it fare on AnTuTu?
Apple’s iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max are equipped with an A17 Pro chipset, manufactured on TSMC’s 3nm process tech. It became the most powerful smartphone chip on Geekbench, following its debut. Notably, Apple’s A17 Pro used in the iPhone 15 Pro is one of the fastest phones on AnTuTu.
According to the info, the A17 Pro inside the iPhone 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max is one of the fastest phones on AnTuTu with a combined score of 1,641,883 points. This score surpasses the Android-leading nubia Red Magic 8 Pro+ which scores 1,632,859 points.
It’s worth mentioning that the A17 Pro brings a 392,643-point CPU score and a 597,734-point outing for the GPU department. For reference, last year’s A16 Bionic chip managed a 1,474,011 score while the Apple M1 chip found on Apple laptops and iPads is just a hair away at 1,754,456 points.
Samsung Experts Share Insights on The Freestyle 2nd Gen Development
Earlier, Samsung released The Freestyle 2nd Gen which makes imagination a reality. Recently, Samsung interviewed key players of The Freestyle 2nd Gen development, including Wonki Kim from the Lifestyle Team, Seongwon Seo from the Picture Quality Solution Lab, and TJ Kim from the Future Planning Group.
Smart Edge Blending is one of the biggest upgrades in The Freestyle 2nd Gen.
Smart Edge Blending seamlessly merges projections from two The Freestyle devices to create a large screen for pictures and videos. By connecting the two devices to the SmartThings app and synchronizing the video output with a photo of the projected screens, users can enjoy a full-screen experience from anywhere.
Gaming through Samsung Gaming Hub
Through Samsung Gaming Hub, The Freestyle 2nd Gen supports gaming — a content form that was once unimaginable to enjoy on a portable projector. The addition of Samsung’s cloud gaming platform frees users from the limitations of consoles, wires and fixed screens such as smart TVs and monitors.
Screens Everywhere as a strategy
With the vision of “Screens Everywhere, Screens for All, The Freestyle 2nd Gen prioritizes portability and mobility to enable users to experience the benefits of a movable screen. Samsung’s goal is to move beyond simply targeting the existing market and present a new screen experience for everyone.
Samsung Galaxy S24’s Exynos chip to use FO-WLP tech, production to begin in Q4 2023
Recent developments suggest that Samsung is all set to ship the Galaxy S24 series with Exynos chip in select regions. However, the latest information talks about Galaxy S24’s Exynos chip’s mass production timing and packaging technology.
According to tipster Revegnus, Samsung is planning to produce an Exynos 2400 processor on FO-WLP packaging technology. It will be the first time the company will use this process for the production of Exynos smartphone chipsets.
The source also revealed that the Galaxy S24 series is scheduled for early 2024 release. Meanwhile, the mass production of its Exynos 2400 chipset could start in the fourth quarter of this year, utilizing the Fan-out wafer-level packaging technology.
Fan-out wafer-level packaging (also known as wafer-level fan-out packaging, fan-out WLP, FOWL packaging, FO-WLP, FOWLP, etc.) is an integrated circuit packaging technology, and an enhancement of standard wafer-level packaging (WLP) solutions. [Source]