A fresh leak proposes a Samsung Exynos chipset could get ray tracing technology, which clearly mention that the firm’s next flagship smartphone series, the Samsung Galaxy S22, expected in early 2022- could be powered by Exynos silicon with this amazing feature.
Ray tracing renders usually more lively lighting and reflections in computer graphics and is typically used as a benchmark feature for top-end systems rendering modern games. At Computex 2021 in June, AMD confidently proclaimed that it would convey its own graphics tech along with ray tracing to the next generation of Exynos chipsets, but there is no such update from Samsung until now.
The leak originates courtesy of noted leaker Ice Universe, who tweeted a claimed screenshot of a Weibo post from the official Samsung Exynos account which “clearly stated that Ray Tracing technology is about to be equestrian in the fresh Exynos GPU.” Per the screenshot, the supposed Weibo post was published on October 4, but a perfunctory view of the Exynos Weibo account doesn’t show a post later than 1st October, proposing it may have been scrapped if it had been posted at all.
If this is true news, then this would be a vast achievement for Samsung, and a huge conceited point to hold over both Apple’s A-series chips and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon silicon. We’ll have to see whether Samsung approaches out officially recognizing the tech will come to Exynos chips or if we’ll have to wait longer for ray tracing to reach smartphones.
Ray tracing: desktop, laptops, and smartphones?
Ray tracing leftovers a feature for top-spaced desktop PCs, via more recent updates from Nvidia and others have permitted the tech for lower-end hardware and, potentially, laptops. It wouldn’t be a shock if smartphones and tablets weren’t far behind.
Whether ray tracing will be visible or identifiable is another big question. We expect only the top-tier Exynos chipsets to pack in ray tracing anyway but the AMD announcement only declared that some silicon will get improved with its tech, so apparently, that will be the high-end models) – this means we could expect the flagship Samsung Galaxy S22 range to get it.
Those phones have at least Full HD (2400 x 1080) AMOLED displays, while the most expensive Galaxy S22 Ultra is expected to have a WQHD (2560 x 1440) display like its previous version. Since ray-tracing is so processor-intensive, many gamers are opting to use it with 1080p resolution anyway, so the real question will be screen size: will gorgeous light and shadow rendering matter on screens as small as the 6-inch displays that are ordinary on current smartphones?
That’s a query no one won’t identify until the next set of Exynos chipsets land next year, initially, we expect the Samsung Galaxy S22 at the beginning of JAN 2022.
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