Lost to Qualcomm Snapdragon 865? South Korea will not sell Samsung Exynos S20 phone

Samsung Electronics ’new flagship phone, the Galaxy S20 series, is expected to be available in the global market on March 6. According to Korean media reports, Samsung will not sell Galaxy S20 series mobile phones equipped with its own Exynos 990 processor in South Korea this time. The industry speculates that the reason may be that Samsung failed to reduce the price and performance of Exynos processors and Qualcomm processors gap.


Samsung recently announced the latest flagship Galaxy S20 series and the new folding machine Galaxy Z Flip, which caused the market's high attention. BusinessKorea pointed out that the Samsung Galaxy S20 series continues the practice of previous years and is divided into two versions equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 and Samsung Exynos 990 processor. However, Samsung decided not to launch the Exynos Galaxy S20 series phones in South Korea this time. This is the first time Exynos flagship phones have been excluded from the Korean market. This means that Samsung's goal of becoming a global system semiconductor factory leader by 2030 may face trials.

The report pointed out that, in accordance with past practice, Samsung Exynos flagship flagship phones are mainly supplied to the Korean and European markets, while Qualcomm flagship flagship phones are sold in North America and China. As for why Samsung decided not to launch the Exynos-powered Galaxy S20 series phones in South Korea this year, industry sources speculate that the reason may be that Samsung failed to close the price and performance gap between Exynos processors and Qualcomm processors.

It must be said that Qualcomm, the owner of the world's strongest mobile phone chip Snapdragon 865, is still the world's leading mobile processor. Although in the future 5G chip market, except for Apple, Qualcomm, Samsung, MediaTek and Huawei Hisilicon may have a mighty contest, for now, there is indeed a gap in the market share of the aforementioned technology factories.

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