This special gift shows how much Qualcomm favors Samsung
- Tram Ho
This year, Samsung will make a big change to its flagship smartphone line. That is the equipping of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chip for all versions of Galaxy S23 in all world markets. That means Samsung’s Exynos chip will be eliminated, at least until the Korean giant’s “homegrown” processor is better than it is today.
This could be a big gift for Qualcomm, greatly increasing the number of chips sold. In return, Qualcomm also has a special gift for Samsung. This gift can help Galaxy S23 achieve performance far beyond other Android smartphones.
Qualcomm does something unprecedented in history
According to the latest report, the Galaxy S23 series will be equipped with a special version of Qualcomm’s fastest processor chip today. Samsung calls this processor chip “Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 For Galaxy”. This is an unprecedented move from Qualcomm, because it could upset the equality for other Android smartphone manufacturers and leave the flagship smartphones of 2023 far behind.
Previous reports also revealed that Qualcomm is developing a proprietary version of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor. This special edition features an overclocked main CPU core up to 3.36Ghz and Adreno 740 719MHz GPU core. . While the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 version now has a 3.2GHz CPU and an Adreno 740 680MHz GPU.
While the increase isn’t huge, it’s enough to give Samsung an edge in terms of marketing as the world’s most powerful Android smartphone. What’s more, this is a proprietary chip that Qualcomm manufactures specifically for Samsung, meaning that no other Android smartphone manufacturer can do the same.
This is also the first time that Qualcomm has shown such favor to a smartphone manufacturer. Will that spark protests from other manufacturers?
It’s hard to say, but Qualcomm currently has an almost complete monopoly in manufacturing chips for Android smartphones. Can look at the example of Huawei is not allowed to use Qualcomm chips, no Android smartphone manufacturer will dare to oppose or oppose Qualcomm, at least in the near future.
Why does Qualcomm favor Samsung more?
But why Samsung and not another Android smartphone company? That’s because Samsung is currently Qualcomm’s biggest customer, followed by Apple. According to Qualcomm’s financial statements for 2022, Samsung and Apple account for 40% of Qualcomm’s total revenue. In which, Samsung helped Qualcomm earn up to $ 9.2 billion.
In addition, Samsung and Qualcomm have many agreements to sign cooperation and patent licensing. This relationship became even stronger when Samsung decided to use 100% of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chips on its flagship Galaxy S23 smartphone. It seems that this will be a strong relationship forever.
Meanwhile, Apple is also a major customer of Qualcomm, also bringing in $ 9.2 billion in revenue in 2022 for this chip maker. But the relationship between Apple and Qualcomm is only a temporary business and can completely fall apart. Apple itself has also clearly expressed its ambition to produce 5G chips on its own so as not to depend on Qualcomm. Perhaps that is why Apple does not receive any special favor from this chip manufacturer.
Source : Genk