Samsung is also working on launching the Exynos 1080 chipset next week, which is said to be part of the upcoming Vivo X60.
Samsung plans to offer chipsets to some Chinese brands
Vivo, Oppo and Xiaomi can use Samsung chipset from next year
Vivo X60 smartphone can be launched with upcoming Exynos 1080 chipset
Samsung will start giving its smartphone processor Exynos to Chinese smartphone manufacturers Oppo and Xiaomi in 2021. The South Korean company is said to be offering its Exynos chips for use on some budget smartphones from Chinese companies and will be operational in the first half of next year. With the new move, Samsung could make competition harder for Qualcomm, which lends its Snapdragon System-on-Chips (SoCs) to various smartphone companies in China and around the world. It is also important to note that San Diego-based chipmaker MediaTek has already been a bulwark for Qualcomm, which is offering its mobile processors to various companies globally and comes second in the race.
According to a report by South Korean news site BusinessKorea, Samsung's System LSI business unit plans to supply Exynos chips to other companies, including Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi. It is reported that the company will initially provide chipsets for the entry-level model and after acquiring some recognition in the market, it will offer chipsets for third-party premium smartphones.
Samsung is said to have reduced the internal supply of its Exynos chipsets due to lower profit margins. It still offers the Exynos 990 chipset on its premium phones in India. However, the company has introduced Qualcomm's Snapdragon 865 chipset in the Korean market of its Galaxy S20 models.
It is reported that Samsung had previously given the Exynos 880 and the Exynos 980 chip to Vivo. The company is also working on launching the Exynos 1080 chipset next week, which is said to be part of the upcoming Vivo X60. Apart from this, it is reported that this chipset will also provide power to Samsung's Galaxy A52 and Galaxy A72.