Samsung to try and overpower Snapdragon and Apple's A-series processors with a $115 billion push
by Daniel Petrov / Apr 25, 2019, 2:37 AM
Right now, Samsung is making Exynos processors for its Galaxy line of phones, and those chips might benefit from the gigantic push that Samsung announced. From now until 2030, Samsung will be putting the equivalent of $9.6 billion a year into the development of the next generation logic chips and the breathtaking amount is sure to catapult it among the best in the field.
Will Exynos chips become as good as Apple's A-series processors? That's to be determined, but they are right now on almost equal footing with Qualcomm, whose Snapdragon line, however, has an advantage in the graphics subsystem, as well as cellular modem integration.
The money will go not only for research and development, but for foundries and other production facilities as well, and Samsung plans to employ 15,000 people in the quest to become the world's best and largest processor maker. Good news for Galaxy phones and, hopefully, the Exynos line's integrated graphics and modems, too.
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The inconsistencies between the two versions is pretty frustrating, there are some good deals on the S10e here in Aus but the battery train and degraded gpu specs are holding me back. If you import the SD version, Samsung blocks Samsung pay. They need to hurry up and at least catch Qualcomm. The day Exynos chips surpass A chips is the day benchmarks will start to matter here. Surprising calm around here since the Galaxy Fold disaster :D, I wonder why...
posted on Apr 25, 2019, 2:48 AM 12
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I think most of that money is placed against TSMC. It doesn’t cost much money to design a SoC but it costs a lot to buy the production equipment especially if you want to achieve a smaller node every two years.
posted on Apr 25, 2019, 7:09 AM 1
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My favorite parts.. "Will Exynos chips become as good as Apple's A-series processors? That's to be determined, but they are right now on almost equal footing with Qualcomm, whose Snapdragon line, however, has an advantage in the graphics subsystem, as well as cellular modem integration." Feel so PhoneArena.
posted on Apr 25, 2019, 3:37 AM 3
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Samsung, you are too late. You need good designers and Apple, Intel and AMD have already bought all the best. The best you can do is modify Ref ARM designs and that won't be enough.
posted on Apr 25, 2019, 4:09 AM 5
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Did they really think that its not just the design that matters, its also the software. Low spec iphones runs smoother than any android flagships because of hardware and software integration. They should start developing their OS, not just overlay of android.
posted on Apr 25, 2019, 5:08 AM 6
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Lol. You guys claim these iPhones are low spec and run well. You mean the iPhones are low spec and the OS is limited. No split screen, floating windows etc. You'll see Apple fans boasting the 5s runs iOS 12 but they don't mention iOS 12 still hasn't caught up to Android. Also, iOS 12 on an iPhone 5s is slower than the original iOS 6/7 it launched on. There is a reason windows XP had lower hardware requirements than Windows 10.
posted on Apr 25, 2019, 7:19 AM 7
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So basically you are comparing iPhone useful features than your thousands customizations. iOS has split screen and PnP but limited to ipad due to functionality over form. They need to differentiate iphones from ipad. Now if you want to get all these things in one device then why do Samsung FOld (Fail) doesn’t have stylus.
posted on Apr 25, 2019, 10:07 AM 1
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