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Samsung’s mid-range Exynos 1480 chip to feature AMD GPU

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Samsung is now focused on developing their own processors for powering up their Galaxy smartphones. Exynos 2400 was the first one to be launched this year, and its performance was quite good compared to its previous ones. The Galaxy S24 series is expected to equip the Exynos 2400 processor; however, other than the Exynos 2400, Samsung will also release the successor to the Exynos 1380, the Exynos 1480 processor, which has been observed using an AMD Xclipse 530 GPU. Just like every time the chip was spotted on the online benchmark.

An image of the Exynos 1480 processor, which is anticipated to be included and rumored to have been tested in the Galaxy A55 smartphone, has surfaced on Geekbench. The Exynos 1480 processor with the model number S5E8845 has been evaluated in the database, achieving a single score of 882 and a multi-core score of 2808 points. The integration of an AMD GPU comes as a surprise because there were talks that Samsung wouldn’t be going back to AMD and would instead use its own developed GPU. However, the benchmark listing proves these statements false.

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Maybe the firm intends to use AMD GPUs, at least in its affordable range of smartphones. The listing reveals that the chipset features an Xclipse 530 GPU and eight cores, four of which clicked at 2.75 GHz and the other four at 2.05 GHz. Furthermore, as per the listing, the chipset has an integrated Xclipse 530 GPU, Android 14 on it, and 8 GB of RAM.

AMD GPUs and their connection to the Xclipse architecture:

Samsung calls its GPUs that are built on AMD’s graphics architecture Xclipse. Looking back, the Xclipse 920 made its debut alongside the Exynos 2200, and the Xclipse 940 is set for the Exynos 2400, most likely next year. So it is obvious that the Xcilpse 9xx range is for flagships and the Xcilpse 5xx for mid-rangers. Coming to Xclipse 530, which will be utilizing outdated architecture and RDNA 2 architecture. This is the same as Xclipse 920, but Xclipse 940 will be built on AMD’s RDNA 3 architecture. We can analyze them comparatively; however, specifications being unknown makes it impossible. The possibility of ray tracing being supported is also a big question.


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Samsung Galaxy S25’s advanced AI novelties could boost its price

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Samsung started working on the Galaxy S25 series, which is supposed to be launched early next year. This forthcoming device is expected to be priced higher as compared to its predecessor. 

Samsung will expand its high-end S series by introducing a next-gen smartphone series named the Galaxy S25. It’s too early to discuss the Galaxy S25, but leaks and rumors are doing their jobs by offering more details about the upcoming Galaxy S25. This upcoming device is expected to cost more than the current S-series devices. 

The reason behind this report appears to be that a Galaxy S25 will be more expensive than a Galaxy S24 due to its higher manufacturing costs. The US chip designer Qualcomm could push the upcoming Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 into production in the second half of the year. This latest chipset is expected to boost AI processing. 

Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 will be a truly advanced chip, but its high-end tech advancements might lead to higher costs, which could translate into a price hike for the upcoming Galaxy S25. The report suggested that, according to a recent prediction from industry watcher Ming-Chi Kuo, Qualcomm might increase the cost of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 by 25–30% compared to the Gen 3 solution. 

The Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 will be manufactured on the 3nm N3E process by TSMC; it’s the same technique used to build Apple’s A18 Pro chip. This shift will supposedly cause the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 to be 25–30% more expensive than its predecessor. Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 costs around $190–$200; by this metric, the upcoming Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 might cost $260. 

However, Samsung could deal with the higher expenses of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 for the Galaxy S25 by absorbing the cost or reducing the quality in other areas, such as the battery or display, but this could be risky, such as switching to its in-house Exynos 2500 chip. The upcoming chipset will be fabricated from TSMC’s most advanced process and should bring performance gains to the CPU, GPU, and NPU (AI processing).

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Samsung Galaxy S21 series is receiving June 2024 security update in Europe 

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We are in the middle of the month, and Samsung is rolling out this month’s June 2024 security patch for Galaxy S21 smartphones in the European market. 

Samsung Galaxy S21 series, which includes three models – Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, and Galaxy S21 Ultra, is receiving a new June 2024 security patch in Europe. The brand has already rolled out this update for the Galaxy S21 smartphone in the US on the Verizon network. The update for the European market has arrived with its specific firmware version, as mentioned here – 

  • Galaxy S21 – G991BXXSBGXED
  • Galaxy S21+ – G996BXXSBGXED
  • Galaxy S21 Ultra – G998BXXSBGXED

Samsung’s June 2024 security update fixed all the bugs and known issues that were housed in the previous version and were creating some inconvenience while performing a few functions. Since all the bugs were fixed with the update, it will surely enhance the overall system software. 

The June 2024 security patch fixes 59 security vulnerabilities to upgrade the security and privacy of the device. It also boosts the overall system performance, security, reliability, and stability of the device to deliver a seamless and flawless performance. 

The Galaxy S21 users currently receding in Europe are eligible to download the update. Interested users can easily download the update by just following simple steps – Go to Settings >> Software Update >> Download and install.   

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Samsung released June 2024 security patch for Galaxy Fold 5, Flip 5, Fold 4, Flip 4, Fold 3 & Flip 3 

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The Korean brand Samsung is releasing a June 2024 security patch for several Galaxy foldable devices. 

A bunch of Galaxy foldable devices include Galaxy Z Fold 5, Galaxy Z Flip 5, Galaxy Z Fold 4, Galaxy Z Flip 4, Galaxy Z Fold 3, and Galaxy Z Flip 3. All of these devices are receiving the update in the US on the Verizon network. Each of the devices getting this new update with their identification firmware version as mentioned below –

  • Galaxy Z Fold 5 – F946USQS3CXE9
  • Galaxy Z Flip 5 – F731USQS3CXE9
  • Galaxy Z Fold 4 – F936USQS5FXF1
  • Galaxy Z Flip 4 – F721USQS5FXF1
  • Galaxy Z Fold 3 – F926USQS6IXF2
  • Galaxy Z Flip 3 – F711USQS7IXF2 

Samsung has already released the June 2024 security patch for several devices. However, this update does not bring any significant upgrades or notable changes; it fixes all the bugs and known issues. The update fixes all the security vulnerabilities, which will enhance the overall security and privacy of these devices. 

The update brings approximately 60 patches to fix multiple vulnerabilities. More particularly, Google has offered 37 patches to be applied to the Android OS. This June 2024 security patch boosts the stability, reliability, and overall system software of the devices mentioned above. 

If you own any of the devices mentioned above, you can easily download this latest security patch in three steps: Go to Settings >> Software Update >> Download and install.

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