Samsung to bet on its homebrew SoCs by reducing dependency on Qualcomm’s chipsets


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Samsung and Qualcomm share a unique, long standing relationship. However, the former seems to have changed its mind about being dependent on the latter for its chipset supply. For a good few years now, Samsung has been shipping phones (including its top-tier models) with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon series of chipsets. It turns out that the Korean fabricator just isn’t keen enough on pursuing the arrangement, and for that, it has been prepping its own chipset design. What you might already have heard is that the Galaxy S6 will most likely come with Samsung’s own Exynos 7420 SoC instead of the Snapdragon 810 as previously believed. While the exact reason behind this isn’t yet known, industry insiders have mentioned the Snapdragon 810′s overheating problems as the cause of it.

Qualcomm top-of-the-line SoC’s have gone on to become a de facto standard for almost every flagship in the recent years. And that is perhaps what bothers Samsung. The ‘rebel’ nature of the company was also seen when it pushed the Tizen project much more than any other Android manufacturer out there.

Qualcomm’s chipsets have traditionally included on-board modems, which make them an obvious choice for makers new and established. However, Samsung’s Exynos series chipsets known to power its higher-end phones need additional hardware in conjunction to be able to connect to radio networks and such. That is something Samsung will have to take care of in order to succeed with making its own SoCs… and fresh reports suggest likewise.

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