Samsung to break Qualcomm's dominance.

Exynos x Snapdragon

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon is the most popular android smartphone processor on the phone market today. Whether it is a flagship, mid-range, or low-end device, the likelihood of an android based smartphone being powered by a snapdragon is quite high, but Samsung wants to change that. We reported earlier that for the first time Samsung is going to sell their Exynos processor to another OEM in Vivo but it seems that is just the beginning. Samsung wants to break Qualcomm’s dominance by offering its in-house Exynos SoC to more smartphone makers like Xiaomi, Oppo, and even Google. They will do this by selling their Exynos processors at a cheaper price compared to that of Qualcomm's.

Since these companies are some of the biggest clients of Qualcomm, losing them would be a huge loss for them and a huge gain for Samsung. A year or two ago, this piece of news would not have bothered Qualcomm much since their processors have been superior to that of Samsung for some time now. But due to the huge improvements that Samsung has made in the cores they use as well as the new 5nm process implemented in the next generation of Exynos chips, that gap has been surpassed or closed at the least.


Meaning Qualcomm no longer has that advantage over Samsung as some leaked benchmarks have shown. Not all the new 5nm Exynos chips would be made available to other OEM's. Samsung wants to keep their top of the line flagship processor the Exynos 2100 to themselves to give users more incentive to get a Samsung flagship if they want the best of the best in the android world.


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