It will be using conventional ARM cores moving forward
Samsung’s flagship Exynos chipsets have been unique for its use of custom Mongoose cores since the Galaxy S7’s Exynos 8890. For the upcoming Galaxy S11, Samsung will be ditching its custom cores completely according to Android Authority.
In Android Authority’s report, Samsung filed a Worker Adjustment and Retraining (WARN) letter, informing 290 employees of its CPU unit division that they will stop operations effective December 31.
“Based upon a thorough assessment of our System LSI [large scale integration – ed] business and the need to stay competitive in the global market, Samsung has decided to transition part of our U.S.-based R&D teams in Austin and San Jose,” Samsung said in a statement.
It is not yet clear if Samsung will go use ARM’s latest CPU and GPU cores as of this writing. However, Samsung inked a multi-year strategic partnership with AMD, where the former will use the latter’s Radeon technology for its mobile GPUs.