Samsung could be developing an Exynos chip for laptops — Watch out, Apple M1

Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360
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Samsung only recently released its new Galaxy Book Pro and Galaxy Book Pro 360 to act as the company’s line of MacBook Pro alternatives, but rumor has it there’s a new laptop in the works with a special feature.

According to Korea Economic Daily (via Windows Central), sources claim Samsung is set to release a flagship Exynos chip for an upcoming Galaxy laptop that could rival Apple’s M1 chip; the MacBook rival is due to be released later this year. What’s more, the chip is expected to work with smartphones, too. 

The source states the new laptop processor from Samsung will use 5-nanometer processing technology, offering everything from improved functionality, battery efficiency, and “extraordinary computing power.”

That’s not all, as the report points out that Samsung has partnered with AMD to develop the laptop, equipping the rumored device with an AMD GPU that works with the Exynos chip.

The Korean tech giant recently announced the Exynos 2100 chip used in Galaxy S21 smartphones that also comes in a 5nm design. The report doesn’t mention the name of the potential processor to be used in future laptops, so it could either be the same chip or a next-gen processor.

Currently, Samsung’s Galaxy Book Pro 360 uses an 11th Gen Intel Core i7 CPU with an Intel Iris Xe graphics card.

If the report is anything to go by, Samsung is looking to follow in Apple’s footsteps by launching its own version of the ARM-based M1 chip. Since the rumored Exynos SoC is expected to work with smartphones and laptops alike, it could compete with Apple’s recently announced iPad Pro 2021. 

Darragh Murphy

Darragh Murphy is fascinated by all things bizarre, which usually leads to assorted coverage varying from washing machines designed for AirPods to the mischievous world of cyberattacks. Whether it's connecting Scar from The Lion King to two-factor authentication or turning his love for gadgets into a fabricated rap battle from 8 Mile, he believes there’s always a quirky spin to be made. With a Master’s degree in Magazine Journalism from The University of Sheffield, along with short stints at Kerrang! and Exposed Magazine, Darragh started his career writing about the tech industry at Time Out Dubai and ShortList Dubai, covering everything from the latest iPhone models and Huawei laptops to massive Esports events in the Middle East. Now, he can be found proudly diving into gaming, gadgets, and letting readers know the joys of docking stations for Laptop Mag.