Apple seems to have kickstarted a new race. At WWDC 2020, it announced the move to Apple Silicon from Intel chips, which is basically a transition to ARM-based chips. It seems like the other side is now rushing to compete. Samsung is apparently readying its own Exynos chips for ARM-based Windows 10 PCs.
As we know, Samsung has been working on the Exynos 1000 platform according to rumours. The platform was expected to be made for the next generation of Galaxy smartphones, with the 5nm process. However, it looks like Samsung is planning on expanding the platform to Windows PCs, according to a leaker on Twitter:
is working on ARM chips specific for PCs
based on the Exynos 1000 and beyond (or whatever its name will be)
they do have one based on current* models but not confident on that one atm
— Mauri QHD (@MauriQHD) July 22, 2020
If this is indeed true, we can expect other competitors to follow suit. Qualcomm has some progress in the direction that they will double up on, and we could potentially even see Intel and AMD join the foray.
There are some talks about Samsung having issues with the 5nm process, however, so there could be a delay with the next generation of Exynos chips, especially those meant for Windows PCs. Additionally, there are performance woes with Samsung’s Exynos models in contrast with their Snapdragon variants, too. So whether the Exynos chips do well on Windows, or not, is something we will have to wait for and watch.
In any case, as of now, this is still a rumour. More on it as it develops. Thoughts? Hit us up in the comments, down below!