Galaxy S20 Using Snapdragon in Korea Is Not Favored By The Exynos Team

Samsung’s in-house Exynos chipset is used within the Galaxy S20 collection in some areas, a lot to the chagrin of some users. Now, a report from Korea reveals that Samsung’s Exynos staff is “humiliated” that the S20 doesn’t use an Exynos processor in Samsung’s home nation.

In accordance with Korean media, the choice to ship the South Korean variant of the Galaxy S20 series with 865 processor of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon got here as a “shock” to everybody. Why did Samsung make a choice? Apparently, the Exynos 990 chipset didn’t meet efficiency expectations after “a number of evaluations.” Samsung’s push for 5G connectivity additionally influenced the choice.

Rumors from inside Samsung declare that the corporate’s System LSI Division felt “humiliated” by this alternative, even attempting to reverse the choice earlier than the telephones had been finalized. The Exynos 990 was created and built in South Korea, so it will need to have been a matter of pleasure for the engineers that the chip was utilized in Samsung’s Galaxy S20 flagship within the nation. Understandably, the end result needed to have damage.

Nonetheless, it looks like Samsung has no plans to ditch Exynos sooner or later. The chip continues to be an alternate Samsung can flip to within the occasion it decides to not use Qualcomm. There’s an instance of this in the Galaxy S6, which used an Exynos chipset since Qualcomm’s flagship chips on the time had been plagued with points. Exynos additionally provides Samsung negotiating leverage over Qualcomm.