Today many smartphone manufacturers are using chipsets mainly from three OEMS; Qualcomm, MediaTek, and Exynos. We are leaving Apple A series and Huawei Kirin chips aside because they are restriced to Apple and Huawei devices respectively. But other than these every OEM is using third party chipsets. And of course these chipsets are not exclusive to any particular OEM. But seems like this is going to change now because an smartphone OEM is planning to tie-up with a chipset manfacturer.
A new report says that Google is partnering with Samsung to make an exclusive Exynos chipset for Google devices only, or maybe even Samsung devices as well. This chipset is suppose to build on ARM design for both CPU & GPU. It will have two Cortex-A78, two A76, and four A55 cores. It will come with new ARM based Mali-MP20 GPU codenamed as Borr. And keeping in mind that the A78 cores will be more powerful than A77 cores, this seems to be a solid hardware. Also, it is supposed to be build on next generation 5nm EUV process. It will be smaller than 7nm+ and more efficient as well. There are chances that this chip will have better support for Google’s Visual Core ISP and NPU. And we know that Google can take a lot from both ISP and NPU, if proper hardware is available.
So that’s all the information we have as of now. Speculations are there that this chip might get used in Google Pixelbooks, and maybe even in Samsung Chromebook. Also, there are rumours that not just Google, event Facebook is trying to get an exclusive chip from Exynos for their Oculus AR and VR products. Wel. what are your thoughts on this exclusivity with chipset manufacturers? Let us know in the comment section below. Also stay tuned with us for more information.