The Samsung Exynos 2200 was a disappointment, and even getting help from AMD didn’t fix the SoC’s litany of issues. Samsung’s problems in SoC development have a long history. When realizing the seriousness of the problem, Samsung took severe rectification measures and planned to form a new development team to solve a series of problems and obstacles encountered in the current development.
Recently, it has been reported that Samsung intends to adopt Qualcomm’s solutions on the Galaxy S23 series, making it rumored that Samsung will abandon the Exynos series. According to Maeil Economic Daily
, Samsung said at its recent earnings conference that it is currently restructuring its SoC business model and is working on a plan to strengthen our mid- to long-term competitiveness in order to strengthen the competitiveness of the next-generation Exynos.
According to Fool
, recently, Qualcomm CEO Cristiano Amon also talked about the new partnership between Qualcomm and Samsung, saying that the two sides will sign a new agreement starting in 2023 to further expand the use of the Snapdragon platform and apply it more to Samsung’s future high-end Galaxy product line, in addition to smartphones, it also includes personal computers, tablet computers, virtual reality, and other products.
In addition, the patent licensing agreement between Samsung and Qualcomm will also be extended until the end of 2030, which covers 3G, 4G, and 5G technologies and equipment, as well as future 6G standards and products. According to Qualcomm’s data, 75% of the Galaxy S22 series are equipped with Qualcomm platforms this year, and the proportion will continue to increase in the future.
This shows that Samsung does not intend to stop the development of the Exynos series, but it is very likely that the Galaxy S23 series mobile phones equipped with the Exynos 2300 will not be seen next year. TM Roh, president of Samsung’s mobile business, said at an internal meeting that it would develop custom SoCs for Galaxy series devices
, but did not disclose a specific timetable. According to people familiar with Samsung’s self-developed plan, Samsung’s first custom SoC is expected to be completed in 2023, but the Galaxy series products with new self-developed chips will not be launched until 2025.