Samsung To Hire Engineers To Develop Custom CPU

Qualcomm vs Exynos has always been an interesting CPU comparison, but not anymore because Samsung’s Exynos SoCs have not been liked by the audience for a couple of years now. The reasons include some heating issues, not as much optimized as Qualcomm Snapdragon, and the price of the Samsung phones which they feature. 

Due to insufficient performance and power consumption control, Samsung quiz the research and development of custom CPUs and disbanded the relevant team.

Now Samsung’s latest Exynos 2100 features an ARM CPU. However, there’s the news that Samsung will restart the road to custom CPUs again.


Today, the news hit the internet, that Samsung is recruiting engineers to develop custom CPUs based on the ARM architecture. The reason for making this U-turn is:

Samsung is not satisfied with the performance improvement of the ARM Cortex X2 large core, so it is considering using custom CPUs on future Exynos chips.

SamMobile, a Samsung dedicated blog, said that Samsung is communicating and negotiating with a CPU designer who once worked for Apple, hoping that he will develop a custom CPU for Samsung’s Exynos SoC.

It is worth noting that Samsung will also cooperate with AMD to develop customized mobile GPUs. The new GPUs are based on AMD’s latest RDNA2 architecture and have a significant performance improvement. The chip may be mass-produced and commercialized next year.