Samsung in talks to sell Exynos chips to ZTE following US ban

Samsung in talks to sell Exynos chips to ZTE following US ban
It appears that Samsung is about to get in the business of mobile chipsets with the addition of new clients for its Exynos mobile processors. Up until now, the South Korean company had only one external client for its mobile chips, Meizu, but starting next year it may add at least one more.

Reuters reports Samsung is in talks with ZTE to supply its Exynos chips to the Chinese market after the US ban. As some of you might already know, United States recently banned its companies from selling components to ZTE for seven years.

Basically, this means that ZTE won't be able to use Qualcomm's chips inside its smartphones, so the Chinese company is looking for another supplier. ZTE is not the only company that's said to be in talks with Samsung, as the South Korean company is looking to add more OEMs to the list of clients for its Exynos chips.

However, Samsung's officials said that there's no guarantee that ZTE will become one of the companies to use its Exynos chips. Still, the deal is likely to boost Samsung's presence on the mobile processor market where it ranks third after Qualcomm and Apple.

source: Reuters

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