Samsung to add a modem to its Exynos chips

Samsung to add a modem to its Exynos chips
Out of Korea comes word that Samsung is planning on adding a modem to its Exynos chips. This will allow Samsung's Exynos chipsets to challenge Qualcomm's Snapdragon SoC for that all important space under the hood of high-end Galaxy devices. Word is that Sammy will start rolling the chips out for the premium market during the fourth quarter of this year. And that means that depending on the timing, we could see the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 powered by the manufacturer's home grown chip worldwide. More certain is that the Samsung Galaxy S7, not due until March 2016, will feature the new Exynos chipset under the hood.

Earlier today, we told you that the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 outscored the Exynos 7420 in AnTuTu's benchmark test. There were some interesting test results, such as the 15% higher score tallied by the Samsung chip's Mali-T760 GPU for 3D graphics, suggesting that Sammy's SoC could be the better one for gaming.

Samsung's decision to reduce its reliance on Qualcomm, whether explicitly stated or not, comes at an interesting time as the company's dominance in the smartphone world is slipping. This could be temporary and merely the result of Apple's decision to offer larger screened iPhones. Or, Samsung's fall from grace could be symptomatic of a larger problem affecting the company's smartphone offerings.

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source: BusinessKorea via GforGames



1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I hope this is all true. Qualcomm's monopoly has got to end.

2. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

First, one billion in fines in China, hopefully we'll see another billion to be paid in Korea. Now those ridiculously biased antutu scores (funny how they always get good scores in antutu and get raped in other benchmarks). Qualcom will do literally everything to monopolize the mobile market. Bout time they got their asses handed to them.

3. iWin_Droid

Posts: 76; Member since: Jan 22, 2015

Monopoly? No such thing, Smurf. Koreans have Exynos and the rest of the world has Apple A-series, Intel Merrfield/Moorefield and MediaTek.

4. Dude2014

Posts: 448; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

Yeah .. they gave us crappy products. Their 2014's Snapdragon 801 is basically overclocked version of 2013's Snapdragon 800. Not to mention Snapdragon 805 is nothing special as well except slightly better GPU. I'm sure Snapdragon 810 will be beaten by other SoC like Tegra X1,Exynos 7420 and probably A9 in 2015.Even Apple chips look more innovative than Qualcomm chip in the past 2 years. LOL

10. strudelz100

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

It took people on this site 3 years to figure out they haven't seen a new CPU from Qualcomm since Krait debuted. Yes since everyone's precious Galaxy S3 (US) and its gimpy faux 720P screen. Been laughing the whole time.

11. tedkord

Posts: 17514; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Still tardin' hard, I see.

14. mike2959

Posts: 699; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

Smurf here you are.. Monopoly "the exclusive possession or control of the supply or trade in a commodity or service." You have no idea what in the hell your talking about, like never. There's 5 other mobile chip maker's. You always want to bash, but have no idea what your talking about.

16. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Samsung, LG, Sony, HTC, Xiaomi, Oppo, OPO, and others use Qualcomm's SoCs. Samsung, LG and HTC alone make up over at least 75 million devices each year. Please educate yourself before posting a senseless comment. Thanks.

5. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

Crapdragon will eat sand... Oh, wait... It already does :D

6. Dude2014

Posts: 448; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

"the result of Apple's decision to offer larger screened iPhones" Wow .. PA never miss a chance to bash Samsung and praise Apple even it has nothing to do with the original article. I never own Samsung since I hate their ugly plastic and laggy TouchWiz. I'm just a tech lover who hates monopoly game and likes innovation. But man, this PA doesn't look like a tech site anymore. Their bias in every article is not even funny to read. Seriously these days PA looks like some random blog of Apple fanboys. :)

17. Altair

Posts: 367; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

I never get Shamesung product because its a copycat product. A lot more bad things in that companny. This time I will not repeat a list.

7. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

People commenting on Antutu score should be made to go back in Kindergarten. It's like a Mediatek SOC with 12 cores, useless and pathetic. There is a reason why Anandtech never uses Antutu, it's beacuse Antutu is for idiots.

9. strudelz100

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Geekbench 3 for CPU, GFX Bench for Graphics, Web benchmarks (various) for web performance. All cross platform. All updated across all platforms. Antutu is only updated on one platform. And comparing Android only to itself really no longer makes any sense when Android is competing in many different markets with competing OS' doing the same thing. So Antutu really IS for idiots.

8. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Why does pa keep going on about a dev phone 3 times thicker then the note 4, how is it going to over heat or throttle with that setup the dev phone used will easy run the k1, what a joke, pa please stop with the 810 kills it thing, in the geakbenth scores where it only test the cpu and as no links to screen and so on the s6 killed it doa, I.e. This is becuae auau always make the cpu go hot so the bigger the phone the faster it will go the dev phone is a joke of a test

12. GeekMovement unregistered

So excited to see the Note 5... I wouldn't mind at all if it is powered by Exynos.

13. mike2959

Posts: 699; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

I have both versions of the Note 4 and the "crapdragon" beats the crap out of Exynos. Seriously. Even Web pages that heavy script the Exynos stutters and has issue's. Also have the Tab S, same damn thing. Oh and now the Exynos just gets a built in modem?

18. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

Mabe you have some issues with your Note. Mine doesn't shutter.

15. thegeneral7010

Posts: 437; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

i think that after wat i saw from samsung by not updating its exynos 5433 to 64bit i won't trust its's exynos again

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