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Samsung to cut down usage of Qualcomm chips on future devices

Snapdragon 810

Samsung and Qualcomm have had a falling out of sorts, with the former deciding to ditch the Snapdragon 810 chipset in favor of its own Exynos 7420 chipset on the Galaxy S6 flagship. A new report now suggests that this wasn’t a temporary measure and Samsung could be looking to reduce dependency on Qualcomm for future chipsets.

This essentially means that we might not see a lot of Qualcomm silicon on Samsung devices in the future. Perhaps this is Samsung’s way of becoming more independent, which makes sense since it already makes mobile SoCs.

Not deciding to use Qualcomm chips will mean that Samsung will have to find new suppliers for modem units and a variety of other components as Qualcomm usually supplies fully integrated chipsets. We’ve seen in the past that Exynos chipsets weren’t exactly on par with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon series. But Samsung seems to be confident in the new breed of Exynos silicon.

It will be interesting to see if Samsung will go with the Exynos chips for its midrange devices as well. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 series currently dominates the market and Samsung will have a hard time overlooking them.

Source: Business Korea

Via: G For Games