Samsung to start selling Exynos chipsets to other smartphone companies
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 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.