Samsung’s Exynos processors have proven to be very solid and have always outperformed their counterparts. The Samsung Galaxy S7 had two variants, one with the Snapdragon 820 chipset and one with the Exynos 8890. The latter outperformed the former by a big margin.
There has been a lot of confusion as to why Samsung does not sell it’s Exynos chips to other manufacturers. While it was assumed that Samsung was protecting it’s chip making technology, new reports claim otherwise.
A new report has originated from South Korean and it claims that Qualcomm has blocked Samsung from selling it’s Exynos chips to other manufacturers. The report claims that Qualcomm abused a “standard essential patent” license to prevent Samsung from selling it’s processor to third party manufacturers for a period of 2 years.
This came to light in the fear Trade Commission’s resolution with regard to its case of Qualcomm’s abuse of market power.
“Samsung Electronics has been blocked from selling its modem chipsets to other smartphone manufacturers due to a license deal it signed with Qualcomm”, the report stated.
Also interestingly, the Fair Trade Commission fined Qualcomm $873 million after claiming that the chip-making company had used it market position unfairly in South Korea.