Exynos, formerly known as Hummingbird. This is a series of ARM-based system-on-chips developed by Samsung Electronics’ System LSI Division. Manufactured by Samsung Electronics’ Foundry division. It is a continuation of Samsung’s earlier S3C, S5L, and S5P line of SoCs. Samsung Exynos processors, especially in its entry-level and high-end smartphones.
Exynos is distinct from the competing Qualcomm SoCs, but shares similarities to other SoCs offered by MediaTek and Huawei, particularly noting its identical CPU and GPU configuration for most of the recent models. But the efforts put into these chips were not enough. Generally, Samsung Exynos Processor is better than the Snapdragon in terms of single-core CPU performance. However, it lags behind Qualcomm’s silicon when it comes to multi-core performance, graphics, and power efficiency. So basically everything else.
Despite all of these they have managed to pull a deal off from Chinese companies such as Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi.
Report on Supply Deal of Exynos Processor to Oppo, Vivo, and Xiaomi
Samsung was criticized a lot for its Exynos processors, especially in its entry-level and high-end smartphones. The company changed the game with the Exynos 980 processor, and its performance is largely equivalent to the Snapdragon 765G. Now, according to reports, Samsung is seeking more customers for its Exynos chipsets.
The smartphone tech-giant will supply the chips for the lower-end models. They could also gain chipset orders for mid-range and high-end smartphones in the future if it manages to showcase its technical expertise. Samsung mentioned that they have reduced the production of its Exynos processor due to lower profit margins. However, their premium smartphones with Exynos chipsets are available in India. They have also decided to go for the Snapdragon chipset in Korea instead of top-tier chipsets (previously only in the USA and Canada).
Having said that, Samsung has already Exynos 880 and Exynos 980 chips to Vivo. The company is also working on launching the Exynos 1080 next week; part of the upcoming Vivo X60. It is also speculated to power Samsung’s Galaxy A52 and Galaxy A72, though it’s not likely to debut on the Galaxy S21 series.
According to the CounterPoint Qualcomm is leading with 29% share, second is MediaTek with 26% share and there is a close competition between Huawei and Samsung coming in fourth with 13% share and Huawei with 16% share. In the coming days, MediaTek and Samsung are likely to grab attention while taking advantage of the Huawei situation.