Samsung Denies Developing Custom CPU Cores Of Any Kind, Will Likely Stick With ARM’s Designs

Omar Sohail


Samsung Custom CPU

Samsung pursuing the development of custom CPU cores would have been a surprising, and refreshing move in a market that is currently dominated by Apple, but that is not to be, according to the company’s latest statement. Sadly, the Korean firm will likely rely on ARM’s CPU designs for the foreseeable future unless it changes its mind.

In a statement, Samsung states that it is actively recruiting talent for various teams, including CPU development

With the rumor floating around that Samsung intends to develop custom CPU cores, the company quickly caught wind of what was happening and decided to intervene. A Samsung representative reached out to us with the following statement, and we can understand if you will be disappointed after reading it.

“A recent media report that Samsung has established an internal team dedicated to CPU core development is not true. Contrary to the news, we have long had multiple internal teams responsible for CPU development and optimization, while constantly recruiting global talents from relevant fields.”

While the company says that it is recruiting talent for various divisions, Samsung has not provided a roadmap concerning its chipset development for future smartphones, tablets, or even laptops. In fact, we have heard very few rumors of the next Exynos SoC, though a new solution is not expected for the Galaxy S series until 2025. For the time being, Samsung will rely on Qualcomm and its upcoming Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for the Galaxy S24 series and various foldable smartphones until it is ready to roll out a high-end competitor of its own.

It is possible Samsung decided to come out with a statement, denying all rumors because it wants its custom CPU core designs to remain a secret for now. The best way to enter the market is to surprise the competition, such as Apple and Qualcomm, so this statement may have been Samsung’s idea to quell any rumors and alert its rivals.

The last thing the Korean giant would want is its competitors allocating more resources and talent towards their own CPU designs, making them potentially superior. Then again, we could be wrong, and Samsung has absolutely zero intentions of bringing its custom CPU designs to the market, especially when the company has failed miserably on that account with its Mongoose versions, which stopped with the M5 featured in the Exynos 990.

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