Samsung's new Exynos ModAP chip to compete with Qualcomm's Snapdragon silicon
posted by Alan F. / Jul 10, 2014, 2:39 PM
In addition to the Exynos ModAP, Samsung also introduced a 300 series modem that supports older 2G and 3G networks such as HSPA+, TD-SCDMA and GSM. The chip also supports newer networks such as LTE, and LTE-A with carrier aggregation. Samsung also introduced on Thursday, a new Exynos RF IC baseband transceiver. The new chip works with multi-band and multi-mode LTE pipelines.
There is no word yet from the manufacturer as to when these new chips will be available.
source: Samsung via Phonescoop
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While in the short term the leverage is still probably in Qualcomm's favor, I would say this can have a bigger impact in the long term as they improve the design and go towards a smaller manufacturing process (20 nm or even 14 nm). It could be that next year Samsung decides to put Exynos in some of the smartphones they ship to markets they now use Qualcomm for, which would hurt Qualcomm tremendously since Samsung is one of their largest customers.
posted on Jul 10, 2014, 2:56 PM 10
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28nm currently provides the most transistors per dollar, it's pointless to move forward with smaller process nodes considering that most fabs around the world are mass producing 28nm SoCs. 20nm is possible, but it's not cost effective.
posted on Jul 10, 2014, 4:36 PM 0
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It would be great for Samsung to be able differentiate their phones from others. If they used Exynos processors across the board, they could make their devices more powerful and not have to wait on someone. The older S series phone were more powerful than their rivals because there were no SOC monopoly.
posted on Jul 10, 2014, 5:17 PM 1
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some one could have a look at this site, check specs and tell me if it is same processor manufactured by samsung i.e. exynos or something new.http://www.flipkart.com/samsun
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posted on Jul 10, 2014, 11:51 PM 0
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Good to hear that... qualcomm need a kick in the ass to move forward because since they seen themselves in the firs position they become lazy. A little competition will be in our benefit.
posted on Jul 10, 2014, 3:52 PM 8
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Agreed, IMO qualcomm has already gotten lazy The 801 is basically an higher binned 800 (just overclocked and better efficiency) The 805 seems to be a smaller improvement over the 801 IMO the 810 should be released at the end of this year I won't be surprise if Samsung's new Exynos or Apple's A8 or Nvidia's K1 have better performance
posted on Jul 10, 2014, 5:17 PM 1
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Well we all know it was during the s3-s4 that's exynos sucked. It's not like exynos has always been bad. Qualcom should be worried because it's not like thier chip is far ahead of exynos. When they loose sammy as a customer it will hurt them badly. But I have always knew this day will come where exynos will match or surpass snapdragon.
posted on Jul 10, 2014, 3:59 PM 0
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The exynos present on S3 has been awesome, far better than what did Qualcom offer in those times.
posted on Jul 10, 2014, 4:08 PM 0
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Could put Samsung in a good cost position since they will be the only one building most of their own phones themselves.
posted on Jul 10, 2014, 4:09 PM 1
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It doesn't really work that way. Samsung fab sells SoC's to Samsung electronics, just like they would to Apple. The distinct divisions are run as separate business entities. There might be discounts, but not like you are thinking.
posted on Jul 10, 2014, 5:07 PM 1
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