Despite many Samsung
devices packing Qualcomm
processors, Samsung’s own Exynos
line of chips underpin a few of its products, including the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus
. It appears now that Samsung is betting on itself by using more (and better) Exynos processors at the expense of Qualcomm’s offerings.
The Korea Times reports
that Samsung will be using a quad-core Exynos chip with LTE and W-CDMA for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S III, and beyond.
"Dang it," is probably what Qualcomm Chariman Paul Jacobs is thinking. (Image credit: Korea Times)
The article cited an unnamed Samsung executive as saying, “`Samsung has a stronger intent to lower its dependence on Qualcomm and our technicians believe that we have made significant progress in producing logic-based chips for high-end devices, combined logic and memory chips for graphic controllers and core communication chips for Internet-enabled consumer devices.”
Samsung Galaxy S II
Samsung is actively developing Exynos and will be moving from a 45nm process to a smaller and more power efficient 32nm process; the new process will first appear in the Galaxy S III.
Qualcomm can’t be pleased about this development; Samsung is a huge customer, and the latter company’s high end phones and tablets are fine devices that will likely to continue to gain market share.