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In a recent conference, Qualcomm basically confirmed that Samsung will drop its Exynos chips for its next-generation Galaxy S23 flagship series.
After shredding its quarterly financial report, the chipmaking giant basically confirmed the rumors. In response to a question about Qualcomm’s chip supply deal with Samsung, Qualcomm’s CEO stated that the chips have already been supplied to the South Korean tech giant. Additionally, Cristiano Amon said, “At this point, I can say we were 75% on Galaxy S22 before the agreement. The Galaxy S23 and beyond will be much better than that.”
This chip deal is a 7-year extension, and it will also include processors used in Galaxy books, Windows PCs, Galaxy tablets, and future extended reality devices.” According to Amon, β€œit’s a very significant agreement, and the companies are much closer together.” The deal is multi-year, and 6G components may also be included in the future.
Among the reasons why Samsung chose to sign an exclusivity agreement with Qualcomm was the rumors suggesting the Exynos 2230 5G modem would perform poorly compared to the Snapdragon X70 modem. These chipsets will also benefit from TSMC’s advanced 4nm process, which should deliver better performance and energy efficiency than any other chip on the market.