In Spain there are few brands that have grown at the rate that Xiaomi has done. One of the key pillars of the company’s strategy is to offer terminals with an exceptional quality / price ratio, a strategy that although it is no longer their only focus (for example, in the high-end they aspire to create the best possible mobile), yes which remains of crucial importance.
Although Qualcomm and the Snapdragon have always been a preferred option for the Chinese manufacturer, it is not that they have never opted for other processors as long as they comply to achieve a better quality / price ratio. Until now, there are several models that have chosen MediaTek, but it seems that soon it would not be strange to see upcoming Xiaomi phones with an Exynos processor, as well as Oppo and Vivo models.
New Exynos 1080 processor: a tough rival for QualcommExynos 1080 is the new mid-range processor that Samsung has introduced in China and which will be used in a Vivo phone soon.
Samsung prepares to sell more Exynos processors
Among smartphone processor manufacturers, few companies can boast as strong a track record as Samsung. Without ever being the king of performance, Samsung’s processor division is capable of creating processors good enough to be the brains of its own Galaxy S and Note.
Samsung is not a company that designs its processors solely for them (although they keep most of the production) but they are a manufacturer of chips, being usual that they manufacture the highest-end Snapdragon themselves.
Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, Samsung’s latest monster with Exynos processor.
According to Business Korea, Samsung’s semiconductor division plans to sell Exynos processors to Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo in the first half of 2021, processors that would be intended for “budget models”, without this meaning that they are intended for low-end models. Perfectly due to the rise in prices of the Snapdragon, this could help Chinese manufacturers to be able to create much more competitive mobiles in the range of 400-500 euros.
Among Samsung’s plans would not be to increase the production of mobile processors, but rather Samsung itself would sell fewer processors to itself Due to the fact that this internal purchase reports to the division a lower profit margin, which finally means that they cannot invest the resources that Qualcomm or Apple invest in being the best.
It is not the first time that Samsung has sold processors to other companies, and it is that the South Korean giant has been providing Exynos to brands such as Meizu, as well as Motorola and even Alive on some featured models.
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