Samsung will increase use of Exynos chips to reduce dependence on third parties
So far, most Samsung phones have relied on third-party chips rather than the company’s, but that could soon change as the South Korean tech giant plans to reduce its dependence on US-based Qualcomm.
THE Samsung Electronics, the world’s largest smartphone maker, is one of the few companies that manufactures its own chipsets. In contrast to Apple, The Samsung uses chips from Qualcomm and gives MediaTek beyond your own SoC Exynos.
Until now, most cell phones in the Samsung has been relying on third-party chips rather than the company’s, but that could soon change as the South Korean tech giant plans to reduce its reliance on Qualcomm, based in the United States.
Only about 20% of the total smartphone lineup from Samsung is powered by its own series chips Exynos at this time. THE Qualcomm is the market leader in mid-range and premium smartphones, but the chips MediaTek are now found in many new entry-level phones.
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According to an Electronic Times report seen by ITHome, as of 2022, the number of smartphones Samsung Galaxy powered by their own chips Exynos will increase two or three times, and System LSI Division’s production capacity for the chip line Exynos will increase by more than double.
The global shortage of chips is one of the reasons given for this move. Due to the shortage of chips Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, the company had to postpone the launch of the smartphone several times Samsung Galaxy S21 FE, and is now scheduled to be released in January next year. This caused a major setback in the South Korean company’s sales and launch plans.
It is expected that the SoC Exynos 2200 gives Samsung be released soon, and GPU benchmark results for the next chip have been released online. Shows that AMD’s 6-core GPU in the Exynos 2200 has a maximum performance improvement of +31 to 34 percent over Exynos 2100, which is quite important considering that cross-generation performance gains are typically between 20 and 25 percent.
According to reports, the Samsung Exynos 2200 will utilize the new ARMv9 architecture, which was released earlier this year. This one puts a strong emphasis on AI, machine learning and security, all of which will benefit the chipset. However, it remains to be seen how far the Exynos 2200 will appear against real competitors against the Apple A15 and the Snapdragon 8 Gen1 (also known as Snapdragon 898).