Samsung already makes its own mobile processors with the Exynos lineup, but a new report suggests the company could unveil its first graphics chip by mid-2015. That would potentially give the South Korean titan a chance to release the rumored Galaxy Note 5 with a totally home-made chipset.
This is all according to ZDNet Korea, which claims Samsung will break the news this February at a tech conference in San Francisco. Producing its own graphics processor could mean an even smoother experience, though there’s no guarantee the new chipset will make its way to most markets. The company generally relies on other suppliers like Qualcomm for devices released in the U.S., and it’s possible that will be the case with the Galaxy Note 5 as well.
Of course, Samsung’s next phablet probably won’t launch until late next year, giving the company plenty of time to decide what chips to include with the Galaxy Note 5. Rumor has it the device could also pack a 5.9-inch 4K display, though it’s far too soon to know anything for sure.