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Samsung is reportedly working on a custom GPU for its Exynos chipsets

By: Rohan Pal, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi Last updated : June 19, 2018 12:43 pm

Samsung is working on ‘flagship’ GPUs for its budget-centric smartphones. However, for its flagship lineup, the brand will continue to rely on the licensed designs of the ARM. The company has posted a job listing on LinkedIn and it is looking for people who can design its next-generation of GPUs.
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Samsung is reportedly working to bring its own in-house GPU designs to lower-end smartphones. The brand is reported to produce these GPUs for more advanced purposes as well.

 

According to a report by WinFuture, the company is working on ‘flagship’ GPUs for its budget-centric smartphones. However, for its flagship lineup, the brand will continue to rely on the licensed designs of the ARM. The company has posted a job listing on LinkedIn and it is looking for people who can design its next-generation of GPUs. If this is believed to be true, then Samsung will come one of the first manufacturers that to develop their own graphics processing units.

 

Currently, Samsung relies on third-party vendors like ARM or Imagination Technologies, but if the brand manages to develop the GPU, it can reduce its dependency on such partners. Further, the brand will be able to offer a complete package of developed SoCs with CPU, GPU and additional systems and modems for its devices.

 

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Meanwhile, Samsung is long rumoured to be working on a foldable smartphone. Now, fresh leaks have emerged online revealing the price tag of the upcoming smartphone. According to an analyst, the smartphone that can also double up as a tablet will come with a price tag of $1,850, which roughly translate to a whopping Rs 1,25,180.

 

If this is believed to be true, then this will Samsung’s most expensive smartphone ever. The report further highlights that Samsung will receive the components for building the upcoming foldable phone in November this year and the brand will begin the assembly later on in the same month or at the beginning of December to meet the February deadline.


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