- Samsung is reportedly pushing to increase the number of Galaxy phones powered by Exynos.
- This could lead Samsung to double shipments of Exynos processors in 2022.
- This initiative is believed to apply to mid-range and low-end phones.
Samsung traditionally sticks to Qualcomm or its in-house Exynos chipsets for its high-end smartphones, with America and China getting Snapdragon variants and the rest of the world getting Exynos models.
Now the Korean ET News reports that Samsung Electronics is pushing to increase the proportion of Exynos chipsets in Galaxy phones from 20% to 50 to 60%. The outlet added that Samsung’s LSI division will therefore more than double shipments of Exynos chipsets in 2022.
An industry source told ET News that Samsung has solved two key Exynos problems with the next generation of chipsets:
I know the 5G communication and heat problem (sic) which were the most problematic issues in Exynos will be fixed in the next production.
The point of sale adds that the drive for more Exynos chipsets is for mid-range and low-end smartphones. Most of Samsung’s recent budget phones have been powered by Snapdragon or Mediatek chipsets, so there is definitely room for Exynos to grow in that regard.
In fact, Samsung’s most powerful mid-range chipset, the Exynos 1080, has not found its way into any Galaxy smartphone (which is used in Vivo phones). Even though it was roughly on par with the MediaTek Dimensity 1200 SoC and Snapdragon 780G.
But what does this apparent Exynos push mean for Samsung’s flagship phones? Well, a leaker claimed back in August that due to yield issues related to the Exynos 2200 chipset, more markets would receive the Snapdragon version of the Galaxy S22 series phones.