Samsung, which was criticized earlier for not producing very effective chips in the past, has upped its game with the latest launch of Exynos 1080. The benchmark scores of the same have again brought in some hopes. And now, reports suggest that Samsung may supply its Exynos processors to Chinese companies like Oppo, Vivo, and Xiaomi next year.
Samsung is set to supply its smartphone processor Exynos to Chinese smartphone makers Oppo and Xiaomi in 2021. This can be a problem for Qualcomm as it is only the major chipset provider to the major OEMs around the world. However, MediaTek has also gained a significant amount of market share in the recent past. Huawei is facing problems and may stop its production of Kirin chipsets due to the trade restrictions.
The South Korean mobile-maker will start with lower to midrange chipsets for the supply. Earlier, too, Samsung had made some advancements, but the profit margins were significantly low. Apart from this, Samsung also uses Snapdragon Chipsets for its Flagship Smartphones in key Markets like the US, Europe, and Korea. In India, however, the company uses Exynos variants, which has been criticized for heating and power drainage issues.
Samsung has already supplied Exynos 880 and Exynos 980 chipsets to Vivo. The upcoming Exynos 1080 chipset will be unveiled on November 12 in China and is rumored to debut with the Vivo X60. The 5nm processor will also be used inside the Galaxy A52 and the Galaxy A72 but may not make it to the Samsung Galaxy S21 launching in January 2021.
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