Future Samsung flagships will not use Exynos processors: Samsung itself has confirmed its commitment to Qualcomm. For years, Samsung has maintained its commitment to launching flagships with different processors depending on the market to which they were destined.
While the Samsung Galaxy S and Note aimed at the US and Korean markets had Qualcomm processors the rest of the world had to make do with Exynos chips, often unable to deliver performance on a par with their Qualcomm Snapdragon counterparts. But that’s about to change.
As confirmed by Cristiano Amon, CEO of Qualcomm, in a Q&A session with analysts and investors, Samsung and Qualcomm have reached an agreement for which Samsung undertakes to use Qualcomm Snapdragon series chips in its future star terminals, throughout the world. What does that mean? In the short term, that new Samsung Galaxy S23 will come equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon chip and not with a new generation of Samsung Exynos chips.
7 years of Qualcomm processors in Samsung devices
The models of the Samsung Galaxy S23 series would have the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Cristiano Amon himself has confirmed that it has been agreed that the cooperation between the two companies will last for seven years. Indicates that, until the year 2030, Qualcomm will be the main supplier of processors not only aimed at Samsung Galaxy phones and tablets, but also at other types of products such as PCs and extended reality equipment.
Speaking of smartphones, Amon explains that, if Qualcomm processors are already present in 75% of the Galaxy S22 series models sold, with future series of this family the share will be even higher. That leads us to believe that all models of the Galaxy S23 series will have the future Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, which should be presented in November of this year during the Snapdragon Summit that Qualcomm will celebrate in Hawaii. Well, for years, Qualcomm has demonstrated the superiority of its processors over Exynos models. From now on, at last, there will be equality between all the models of the series sold around the world.
No Plans to say goodbye to Exynos
Despite the statements of the CEO of Qualcomm, Samsung has confirmed that it has no plans to cease the development and production of new chips under the Samsung Exynos family. They explain that “it is not true” that said series of microprocessors will be discontinued, although they affirm that its microprocessor division is undergoing reorganization and a plan is being devised to strengthen its competitiveness in the medium and long term.
We focus on strengthening the competitiveness of the next generation of Exynos mobiles, and try to maximize the market share of major customers by strengthening cooperation with major IP companies and starting early development.
Be that as it may, today it seems clear that Qualcomm will be in charge of supplying Samsung with microprocessors for its next generation of flagship Galaxy S family devices.
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