However, this 12 months, Samsung made a reasonably vital change — the corporate is reportedly promoting Snapdragon 865 outfitted Galaxy S20 models in South Korea as a substitute of the Exynos 990 outfitted fashions.
In common, that’s excellent news for South Korean prospects, particularly for the reason that Snapdragon chipsets are leaps and bounds forward of their Exynos counterparts. That a lot is understood to most everybody who follows the smartphone world. And it’s not simply when it comes to efficiency, Snapdragon outfitted Samsung telephones are higher when it comes to battery life as nicely — that’s one thing I noticed after I reviewed the Galaxy S10+ final 12 months. In truth, there’s even a petition doing the rounds on the web asking Samsung to cease promoting Exynos outfitted flagships.
The choice is an enormous deal, nonetheless, as a result of that is the primary time Samsung has determined to stay with Snapdragon 865-equipped S20 models for its house nation — a change that has reportedly left the Exynos workforce at Samsung fairly ashamed and humiliated.
The report mentions that Samsung’s choice was primarily based on testing the Exynos 990 a number of occasions and discovering that it doesn’t maintain as much as the Snapdragon 865. Moreover, with the corporate’s 5G push being as vital as it’s, particularly in South Korea which is among the first nations to get 5G networks, the Snapdragon 865 undoubtedly makes extra sense for the corporate.
The firm is unquestionably not giving up on Exynos chipsets although, and, the report mentions that it’ll proceed engaged on Exynos to hopefully carry it as much as par with Snapdragon chipsets from Qualcomm.
Look, I’m simply as irritated with Exynos chipsets as any rational smartphone purchaser could be. However, I not solely utterly perceive Samsung’s need to hold on with Exynos, I truthfully hope they can. Hopefully although, Samsung will hold pushing Exynos in its mid-range and low-end smartphones as a substitute of hamstringing its flagships in half the world.
At the tip of the day, Exynos is the one competitors Qualcomm has within the cell chipsets area, and monopolies are downright unhealthy. Qualcomm has a transparent lead, and as of proper now, it doesn’t seem to be Exynos is catching up at any affordable tempo. However, I elevate to you the instance of Intel and AMD, the place up till a number of years again AMD was nowhere to be in contrast in opposition to Intel. Look the place we at the moment are.