Rumor | Samsung alleged to completely ditch the Snapdragon 875 in favor of the Exynos 1000 on the Galaxy S21 series
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.
I can confirm that Samsung won't use Snapdragon 865 again for their S21, instead I heard that Samsung could use Exynos 1000 for all S21 varrient (US, China included) https://t.co/XN99kJMRVe— Your favourite Chun is back (@Boby25846908) July 7, 2020