Analysts say Samsung can't ditch Snapdragon so fast

Analysts say Samsung can't ditch Snapdragon so fast
Market analysts have also been speaking their mind regarding the recent hot rumor about Samsung deciding to ditch Snapdragon 810 and ship its Galaxy S6 flagship equipped with the homemade Exynos chipset. According to various experts however, this rumor is a fluke.

Firstly, analysts say, the Snapdragon 810's overheating was a long-present issue, but one which Qualcomm have already resolved. The mishap caused the company to delay mass production by an approximate of 2 - 3 months, but now, all is ready.

Furthermore, Sammy only uses its Exynos chipsets in 20 percent of its smartphone line, which means it will most probably need a heavy boost of SoC production, if it is to swap Snapdragon chips out of its phones. Such a reverse is "almost impossible" to do in such a fast manner, Tim Long of BMO Capital Markets says.

Well, there you have it – more conflict and more differing opinions. What do you think – could Samsung really be ditching the Snapdragon 810? We can't say we buy it...

Timothy Arcuri, Cowen

Timothy Arcuri, Cowen


source: ZDNet via SamMobile

FEATURED VIDEO

21 Comments

1. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Doesn't matter. I'll most likely go with the exynos variant because it's just superior to crapdragon. Note 4 exynos blows away sd 805 even after it got gutted, so the sd owners didn't feel bad.

15. Gp_Customs

Posts: 269; Member since: Jan 14, 2015

And also S805 is clocked at 2.7ghz vs a 2.0ghz Exynos. Wtf.

17. TinyWetBlanket

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 06, 2014

Not all Gigahertz are created equally. See: AMD vs. Intel.

2. vincelongman

Posts: 5628; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Samsung's Note 4 with their 20 nm Exynos had no issues I don't see why their S6 would have issues with their newer 14 nm Exynos Production numbers shouldn't be a problem since Samsung is partnering up with GlobalFoundries

3. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

Can someone enlighten me where the 14nm rumors for Exynos 7420 comes from? Samsung themselves says it's 20nm. You just don't up and lower the node without making a different SoC with a new number/series.

5. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Samsung never mentioned anything about Exynos *7420* officially. Don't confuse 'Exynos 7 Octa' as used in Note 4 with Exynos 7420. That 'Exynos 7 Octa' is nothing but a re-badged 5433 with LPDDR3.

10. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

Ah, I see. Everyone is putting their faith in a totally unannounced SoC to be introduced along with the S6.

13. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Read the internet, there are lots of sources in linux open source drivers where you find reference to 7420 and 7410 (rebadged from 5433). One example: https://www.mail-archive.com/linux-samsung-soc@vger.kernel.org/msg38299.html If you don't understand something, don't open your mouth about it.

16. Gp_Customs

Posts: 269; Member since: Jan 14, 2015

The beauty of Android, command script.

20. vincelongman

Posts: 5628; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Samsung typically dont announce SoCs until they announced their phones Just like Apple never announce their SoCs until they announced their phones I dont see what wrong with that The Exynos 7420 is a rebranded Exynos 4533 The Exynos 7420/4533 is already being used in the Note 4 The S6 probably has a different chip

21. vincelongman

Posts: 5628; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Actually The Exynos 7410 is a rebranded Exynos 4533 The Exynos 7410/4533 is already being used in the Note 4 Exynos 7420 hasn't been announced yet

18. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

The note 4.as the 7410 in it, new name

4. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

An analyst who thinks Exynos version is only sold in Korea. Tells you a lot about that *analysis*.

6. dTone

Posts: 69; Member since: Jan 09, 2015

Seems some analysts have to much money invested in SD ;)

8. thegeneral7010

Posts: 437; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

I think That after note 4 exynos results most of ppl wants to have exynos variant in S6 I wish if they release it in only one version a round the world just to stop such a crap discussion about which one is better Samsung have the strongest processor in market now so they should take advantage of that and use it.

9. tedkord

Posts: 17136; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Well, if analysts say so. I mean, they've got such a great record on these things.

11. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

BMO I don't trust as far as across the street.

12. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

I think they will provide phones with both the chips until they get proper popularity for Exynos.

14. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2260; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

Trimming down on touch whiz is good on snapdragon..

19. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

I think they going with there own cpu only to cut costs as I be thinking the cpu, not having the Same 14mm setup will cost them more to make 2 ver and so on, it's now not needed as Samsung have there own lte modems on cpu

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.