Xiaomi and Oppo to join Vivo in using Exynos chipsets starting next year
Next year will be very interesting for the Chinese underdogs as the Xiaomi - Oppo - Vivo trio could start using chipsets made by Samsung in 2021. Right now, Samsung is already supplying Exynos 980 and Exynos 880 processors to Vivo, and the other two smartphone makers could join in as soon as early 2021.
The information comes via a report that has not been confirmed (nor denied) by Samsung so far. According to the same source, Xiaomi and Oppo will only get Exynos chips for their budget lineups — at least in the first stages of the collaboration.
However, everything gets even more interesting when the report suggests that Samsung has already started to cut down the supply of Exynos chipsets to its own wireless business division. This most likely means that Samsung's profit in the budget sector of the smartphone market is pretty low and the company has decided to just sell low-end chipsets to third parties.
Until Samsung steps forward with some official statements, the comments section is all yours, so feel free to share your thoughts about the business strategy described above. Do you think it would be a smart move for Samsung and benefical for the other three parties involved, or not?