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Rumor | Samsung alleged to completely ditch the Snapdragon 875 in favor of the Exynos 1000 on the Galaxy S21 series

The Samsung Galaxy S21 could be Exynos-only. (Source: The Verge)
The Samsung Galaxy S21 could be Exynos-only. (Source: The Verge)
Samsung is expected to launch its next generation of Galaxy S flagships, the S21 series, sometime in Q1 2021. New information, however, claims that all the Galaxy S21 phones will feature Samsung's in-house Exynos 1000 chipset instead of having some Snapdragon 875-powered models as is typical.

A while ago, there were reports about the pricing of Qualcomm's next-gen flagship SoC, the Snapdragon 875. Those reports claimed the chipset would cost a massive $250, and public opinion leaned towards OEMs abandoning Qualcomm in search of other alternatives. It would appear that Samsung may be one such OEM to walk that path. 

According to a new leak, Samsung may be set to completely ditch the Snapdragon 875 when it releases the Galaxy S21 series in Q1 2021. Typically, Samsung releases its flagship Galaxy S and Galaxy Note series with a Qualcomm SoC in the North American and Chinese market—though it added its home of South Korea to that list with the Galaxy S20 series. The phones usually sport Samsung's in-house Exynos chipset in other markets. 

If this new leak is anything to go by, all Galaxy S21 phones will be powered by Samsung's own Exynos chipset—likely to be branded as the Exynos 1000. The Snapdragon 875 would therefore not make an appearance at all.

A move like this makes plenty of sense from a business perspective, as the Exynos 1000 will likely be a lot cheaper than the Snapdragon 875. Samsung has reportedly also ditched its inefficient Mongoose cores, so the Exynos 1000 should be a lot more competitive. Of course, it's unlikely to be as simple as Samsung just opting to ditch Qualcomm. 

You'd do well to take this with a grain of salt. 

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Ricci Rox, 2020-07- 8 (Update: 2020-07- 8)
Ricci Rox
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I'm a freelance copywriter who lives and dies for tech. Android, ​especially. The smartphone market is one going through an impressive growth spurt, so I crawl the Internet with keen interest in a technological ecosystem that doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon.