The race for the best smartphone SoC will unquestionably intensify by the end of this year as all major chipset manufacturers transition to 3nm. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 4, MediaTek Dimensity 9400, Exynos 2500, and Apple’s A18 Pro will compete against each other to secure the top position.
Despite the competition being fierce, the story on the lower end of the spectrum is completely different. There is a possibility that Samsung may choose to incorporate MediaTek SoCs in its budget line of smartphones instead of it’s own in-house Exynos chipsets.
Industry analyst and leakster, Revegnus has shared rumors indicating that Samsung may receive exclusive, special pricing from MediaTek, potentially prompting the South Korean tech giant to make the switch. But then, where does that leave Exynos?
While Samsung achieved significant progress with the Exynos 2400, it didn’t quite reach the peak performance of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3. However, the improvement over the previous generation was certainly noticeable. Nevertheless, Samsung might not entirely abandon its own SoCs, considering their existing use of MediaTek chipsets in the budget-oriented “M” and “F” series targeting specific demographics.
It’s worth noting that this potential collaboration could be a strategic move for Samsung, considering MediaTek’s previous decision to entrust its next-generation flagship SoCs to TSMC instead of Samsung Foundry. However, since there has been no official announcements as of now, it is recommended to take tis news with a grain of salt.
This is all we know for now, but rest assured that we will keep you updated as new information becomes available.