Samsung to start selling Exynos chipsets to other smartphone companies

Samsung to start selling Exynos chipsets to other smartphone companies
Apparently, Samsung wants a piece of the chipset market share, as the South Korean company plans to expand production of its Exynos CPUs and find buyers for them among smartphone vendors.

At the moment, Samsung is only fourth place in terms of smartphone chipset market share, as Qualcomm is in leading position followed by Apple and MediaTek. According to industry sources, Samsung plans to sell mostly chipsets for mid-range smartphones in an attempt to take on MediaTek. If Samsung's plans turn out to be successful, MediaTek may have a tough 2018.

Moreover, analysts say Samsung is looking to expand its smartphone chipset market share by selling them to other companies, as well as using Exynos CPUs inside its products, in order to benefit more from the approaching 5G networks roll-out in 2020.

It's true that Meizu had been using Exynos chipsets for several years now, but Samsung plans to expand its client database aggressively in 2018, so that might not even count that much for its chip business.

It remains to be seen which smartphone companies will cave in and land their first orders for Samsung's Exynos chipsets. Since Apple and Huawei have their own in-house developed mobile processors, they may be ruled out, but there are other companies that don't have their own solutions yet.

source: Digitimes



1. libra89

Posts: 2338; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Well that makes things interesting...

4. Panzer

Posts: 283; Member since: May 13, 2016

I hope they will have US Exynos Note 9. I doubt it, the Australian Firmware I run on my Note 8 FD has a very restricted Samsung Pay. I have to use my ATT Note 5 to access all the features. Maybe in time for the Note 10.

5. jsjammu

Posts: 169; Member since: Nov 13, 2014

I would rather buy an Exynos chip over Mediatek. Hopefully, it won't add a substantial cost to the phones.

7. jove39

Posts: 2149; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Good news...along with M3 core getting single thread performance boost. Google should try new exynos in 2018 pixel lineup.

20. vincelongman

Posts: 5816; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Google probably won't since Exynos' GPUs are so far behind Qualcomm's (not good for Daydream)

10. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

This one of the reason why Qualcomm paid $1.2 billion for Apple.

11. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

If they sell same cpu of s9 to others, then these phones will outperform s9.

12. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3192; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

I've had phones with SD835, Kirin 960, whatever Exynos was on the S6 Edge+ and I must say the Huawei is the best performing phone with the best battery life of any Android I've ever owned. Qualcomm does not impress me despite whatever Geekbench numbers are published. The whole is always greater than the sum of its parts.

13. redmd

Posts: 1964; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Really? That's interesting. I might try a Mate phone this time around, gave up on Huawei since Mate 7.

14. nerdmb

Posts: 57; Member since: Nov 11, 2017

Quite different from my own experience. Oh well...

21. vincelongman

Posts: 5816; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

How about their SPEC2006 and GPU efficiency numbers? They top many of the SPEC2006 Suites, especially memory intensive ones And in GPU the Adreno 540 is twice as efficient as the Exynos 8995 and Kirin 970

25. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3192; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Numbers on a page, it means nothing if the system isn't optimized properly. There's an old saying "horsepower sells cars, torque wins races". Meaning if you can't put the power down to the pavement properly you'll be left in the dust.

27. vincelongman

Posts: 5816; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Funny since that's not what Kirin fanboys said when AnandTech released their Kirin 950 review showing it had the most efficient CPU of 2016

15. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 779; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

They mean start selling again. Meizu phones used to have Exynos processors. I'm pretty sure Samsung didn't give them away for free.

19. CableTelcontar

Posts: 99; Member since: Nov 19, 2014

Anyone with an idea on the price of an exynos chip compared to similar media tek and qualxom chips?

23. SaRPeR

Posts: 170; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

"Since Apple and Huawei have their own in-house developed mobile processors, they may be ruled out" I thought Apple's chipsets already built by Samsung. So Apple is already a customer of Samsung.

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