On the heels of Apple moving away from Qualcomm chipsets, Samsung is making a similar move. Samsung is planning to reduce reliance on Qualcomm by increasing the production of Exynos chips.
Samsung is trying to manufacture more Galaxy smartphones housing its Exynos processors from next year. Currently, many high-end Samsung devices feature Qualcomm's chipsets while Exynos chips only account for about 20% of Samsung smartphones. According to a report from ETNews, the tech giant is planning to “raise the proportion” of Exynos chipsets in Galaxy phones from 20% to between 50% and 60%.
Samsung's LSI division will double the production of Exynos chipsets next year. An industry source told ETNews that, "I know that the 5G communication and heat issue, which were the most problematic issues in Exynos, have been resolved in the next production."
The report adds that the Exynos chipsets will also be installed in Samsung's mid-range and low-end phones. Samsung is pushing for a proprietary chipset to tackle the global chip shortage. Reportedly, the smartphone maker is considering to ship 320 million units of its smartphone next year, targeting an increase of 50 to 60 million units from this year.click here!