Exynos is Samsung’s division of SoCs, introduced in 2010 for the first time. Since then the company has outfitted the chip with its flagships and models all around. While today, all we hear is Snapdragon when it comes to Android devices, chances are that your phone doesn’t even have it. The Snapdragon series is only popular for Samsung devices in the US, China and Japan due to their cellular services. The Qualcomm modem works well with their bands of 4G.
According to a recent article published on GSMArena though, the company may be looking to shade its division of processors altogether. The article read that the company would be pushing Snapdragon devices all over the world except for Europe. According to a local publication’s report, cited in the article, the company believes that the Snapdragon 865 is way ahead of the counterpart Exynos 990. The publication even shared a spec sheet. Although it is in Korean, the article has translated it accordingly. You may see it here below
As it can be seen above the two processors are compared side by side. Not only does the Snapdragon 865 possess Cortex A-77 cores as compared to the inferior A-76 found on Exynos, but it also outperforms the chip in AI performance. This is 15 TOPS for the Snapdragon vs 10 for Exynos. Further analysing the data and we can see the video processing capabilities, which again, the Snapdragon does better with a better refresh rate.
Considering the fact that Samsung is set to feature a new 108-megapixel sensor, the images it would produce would be quite large. Not to mention, there would be features like HDR+ as well which would require further processing. This means, Samsung’s newest flagship, the Exynos one, would be competing with its counterpart. This is a sad moment for the division as well. This may just be the end for it. The article states that even budget Samsung devices are now opting for Snapdragon processors. This certainly renders Samsung’s Exynos quite redundant.