The Exynos processor is self-produced by Samsung and placed on their entry-level and high-end smartphones. This year, we spotted a Samsung Exynos processor in two smartphones of Vivo, the Vivo X30 and Vivo S6, which are currently powered by the Exynos 980. This processor is Samsung’s first 5G-integrated chipset and almost the same performance as Snapdragon 765G.
According to a report from Business Korea Samsung Electronics’ System LSI Business Division is forethought to supply its smartphone application processor (AP) Exynos to Chinese smartphone makers OPPO, Xiaomi, and Vivo in 2021. The said processors are for some budget smartphones of these Chinese makers.
Maybe the reason why they will abandon Qualcomm and MediaTek and choose to use Exynos is the price. As indicated by Business Korea, Samsung has not had its chip creation influenced by Huawei sanctions. Furthermore, hence, it is offering attractive qualities to anybody embracing its processors.
We may expect that Samsung Exynos 981 will power the upcoming OPPO and Xiaomi devices. But the incoming Vivo X60 will be having the Exynos 1080 that will be also put into Samsung’s Galaxy A52 and Galaxy A72.
By this, Samsung Electronics rank in the world’s AP market is expected to climb to third place with the delivery of AP to these Chinese makers next year. Because the rank of Samsung this year is only in fourth place with a 13% market share followed by Hi-Silicon with 16%, MediaTek (26%), and Qualcomm (29%) that currently leads the AP market.