Next year, Samsung is preparing for a massive expansion of its own Exynos chipsets, which will be widely deployed in Galaxy series smartphones. A few days ago, a key agreement was reached between the IM (IT & Mobile Communications) and DS (Digital Solutions) divisions, which will mean that Exynos chipsets will be offered on 50 to 60 percent of manufactured smartphones from Samsung. Until now, the share of Exynos was only twenty percent, and some Chinese smartphone brands, such as Meizu, took care of further sales.
Samsung has previously favored Exynos chipsets in its portfolio, but a few years ago began to lose performance in competition, so the South Korean manufacturer began to integrate lower and middle class chipsets from Qualcomm and Mediatek into the Galaxy A and Galaxy M series. Back in 2019, Samsung held 14 percent of the mobile chipset market, today it is only half. However, according to behind-the-scenes sources, Samsung has addressed weaknesses in the new generation of chipsets in the form of higher warm-up (caused by 5G modems) and lower graphics performance (AMD will supply graphics again), which should bring the South Korean back to the game.
The current worldwide shortage of processors has certainly contributed to the higher use of Exynos chipsets. Samsung has solved this problem in its own way, with billions in investments in supplier factories that will significantly increase the production of chipsets. In the Galaxy S22 series planned for next year, a new 5nm Exynos will appear, whose RDNA2 graphics adapter will be supplied by AMD. In the US, the line should be equipped with the latest Snapdragons again, so this time we will be very curious about how the phones will perform in a direct performance comparison. Will Europe finally pull for a longer end after years?
AMD will supply its RDNA2 graphics to future Exynos chipsets: