Samsung is preparing to sell Exynos to Oppo, Xiaomi and Vivo. Changes in Samsung’s processor manufacturing line are constantly taking place. We learned that they were abandoning custom GPUs and that an agreement had been reached with AMD to mount the Radeon inside the company’s chips. Now it seems that the Korean firm is preparing a major distribution agreement.
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Samsung is preparing to sell Exynos to Oppo, Xiaomi and Vivo
In January 2018, the first news came out that Samsung is preparing its Exynos line to start being mounted on non-branded phones. Now it seems like Samsung is preparing to sell its Exynos to OPPO, Xiaomi and Vivo, three brands that have already partnered to create an alternative to Airdrop.
Exynos for Chinese economic mid-ranges
Samsung is already paving the way to become a processor supplier for three of today’s major Chinese brands. OPPO, Vivo and Xiaomi will be assembling Exynos processors sometime in 2021, although we may see a Vivo with a Samsung CPU before the end of 2020.
Samsung would thus become another supplier of processors for these three brands, competing within them with the brains of Qualcomm and MediaTek. Initially, it looks like we’ll be talking about low-cost processors for entry-level and low-power mid-range phones, and these will hit the market in the first half of next year.
Samsung would thus take advantage of the gap in the market left by the Huawei Kirin to gain share with their Exynos processors and subtract weight from a Qualcomm that is still in the lead quite far ahead of its pursuers. Another objective would be to sneak into the low range of OPPO, Vivo and Xiaomi to also take weight and power away from MediaTek.
Samsung is preparing to sell Exynos to Oppo, Xiaomi and Vivo. We will see if this agreement becomes official and models of these brands begin to arrive with Exynos although, as we have mentioned, perhaps everything will be ahead if Vivo finally puts into circulation a model of its own with a Samsung processor before the end of this season.