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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16 Comments

1. damonarena

Posts: 47; Member since: Apr 30, 2018

exynos processor is the best chip in the world

2. DolmioMan

Posts: 335; Member since: Jan 08, 2018

Good joke. Qualcomm spank them in actual performance every year. Tbh I wouldn’t be surprised if Samsung nerf their snapdragon variants to equal the performance of the Exynos.

3. babyk

Posts: 379; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

yo do not know what you are saying

6. middlehead

Posts: 458; Member since: May 12, 2014

They already do handicap their phones with Qualcomm chips. They restrict QuickCharge so it doesn't outperform their own FastCharge.

10. bucknassty

Posts: 1353; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

I have known samsung to restrict their chips ever since the 810 fiasco.... exynos is better

15. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Show me a single phone that really benefits from QC3/4/4+ The Razer uses quick charge 4 and has a 500mah larger battery than the S8+ yet it takes 41 more minutes to charge.

8. TechSceptic

Posts: 1156; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

Well this is just straight up wrong, but i think you're the kind of person that is going to stick to his original opinion, even if it is objectively and factually wrong, so i'm just going to say that you're wrong and end it there.

16. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

All Exynos CPUs (not their GPU components) prior to 9810 were undeniably better, the 9810 CPU is also better in theory but they've messed up it up somehow

17. talha_16

Posts: 62; Member since: Oct 12, 2015

Lol.... How can you say that when samsung is the one that produces all of qualcomms chipsets. The only thing slowing down samsung phones is their UI, other tha that their processor game is the best

5. cncrim

Posts: 1588; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Ok, Samsung sell Exynos to ZTE then what operation does it need? Second one is will Samsung be violation US sanction?

7. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3151; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

There's Tizen and Sailfish. Other than that, a forked Android without Play Services is also an option. Not good options but options nonetheless.

12. Cyberchum

Posts: 1093; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

All they need do is provide web links to download Google play apps, and a very detailed guide on how to get certified for GMS, such that the average Joe wouldn't have difficulties. That's it!

13. dimas

Posts: 3382; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

US government can only ban American companies from working with ZTE. As long as Samsung is not directly trading to Iran and other sanctioned countries, they will be fine and I bet that after the 7-year ban, ZTE already learned their lesson. But for ZTE to be safe, they should stick with Mediatek and Sailfish OS. Or if they can, develop their OS compatible with android apps.

9. TechSceptic

Posts: 1156; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

This is great, as it increases diversity and makes the SoC market more competitive, as Qualmcomm has a monopoly on the market right now, which definitely doesn't benefit the consumer. Monopolies are horrible for the consumer, but great for the company.

11. bamzitzrbd63 unregistered

Will the ZTE Axon Mini ever get oreo ?

14. WingMan

Posts: 263; Member since: Mar 28, 2008

Unlikely

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