Samsung is making interesting moves with its Exynos chips. Aside from making it available to other brands like Meizu and vivo, Samsung even debuted some of its later chips with vivo, which was the case with the Exynos 980 and Exynos 880.
With the upcoming Exynos 1080 expected to debut on a vivo phone, Samsung is planning to expand its Exynos customers, offering its chips to Xiaomi and OPPO according to a news report from Business Korea. With Xiaomi and OPPO reportedly facing challenges in procuring chips to meet their production expansion goals, tapping Samsung seems to be a logical choice: aside from the Korean tech giant’s willingness to let other brands use Exynos chips, this will help OPPO and Xiaomi offer competitively-priced phones in the future.
Given the reported benchmark figures of the Exynos 1080, Samsung’s Exynos chips have improved significantly, making them more competitive against Qualcomm and MediaTek. Aside from the much-awaited 5nm chip, Samsung is reportedly working on an Exynos 981, which might be the processor that will be used on OPPO and Xiaomi’s budget offerings.