Samsung Exynos vs Qualcomn Snapdragon, It is just fine, yes just fine!
D E, 18 Jul 2016The writer of GSMARENA. Doesn't know how to convert currency of foreign exchange rate. Hahahah... moreSuch a perfectionist.WOW! And I don't even see them mentioning that Korea will fine billion dollars. Where have you seen that ?? They said 880 M. Clap.Clap.
Anonymous, 19 Jul 2016Qualcomm sell their Snapdragon only 1/3 price to Xiaomi from what they sold to Samsung.... ... moremaybe that is why they using Samsung Exynos (in-house) processors for majority of high end devices?
Well this will fill the coffers of the phone companies (that sell the most premium chipsets) brilliantly, and if paid compensation, will allow them to post some phenomenal 'profits'.
My issue with this is for the people who have purchased devices with WAY overinflated prices due to this 'illegal' royalty markup.
Whilst it would prove difficult to refund the individual customers a cash sum, specific phone models should be given a token piece of software or some 'credits' for the various online stores.
Otherwise this means that the phone companies will have profited illegally through this. We all know that retail markup is generally a percentage (quite significant) of the 'cost' price.
For every extra dollar of cost price we consumers pay several; so whilst the chipmaker made a token extra amount, that amount was then multiplied times three for the profit made off the consumer.
So do we now ask for this difference back?
To implement this repayment, to millions of customers, would cost extra again.
This is a BIG thing.
And like frontier law, penalties should be made harsher as a deterrent.
These practices should be made risky and scary to the big companies... they generally bank on getting away with stuff, and then 'maybe' having to pay back if they truly get caught out.. and as this article highlights; different world regions need to recover damages individually, legal systems everywhere being 'propped up' by the legalities.
Rant aside, Qualcomm chips have poor quality audio DAC built in, with less than a handful of phones that have added outboard DAC to the Qualcomm base SoC. (Sony Z series as an example(not sure if all models)).
I have always liked the idea of the Exynos chipsets in Sammy phones, as they write their front end and software, hopefully, to maximise this chipset.
Synthetic benchs put the Qualcomm equivalent generation chipset as marginally faster, and this is often enough to sway consumer purchasing decisions,.. but I would prefer the Exynos and improved DACs every time...
Qualcomm sell their Snapdragon only 1/3 price to Xiaomi from what they sold to Samsung....
how come Samsung become so stupid...
I billion for China,878 millions for Korea and EU also gonna fine that much. How much money they have?.
Julliard, 19 Jul 2016Well, that make US the bad ones isn't it. The ripoff country, mega liars, evil and everything ... more... What about Google, Microsoft, Apple? They all originate from US. Are you gonna hate them all now?? All Major OS Desktop or Mobile comes from US.
If a man hits his wife, do you send all husbands in the world into jail??
If Samsung copies, do you hold all Koreans responsible?
OF COURSE NO!
These are all giant companies, they already international, SAMSUNG included. TONS of people work for them from all races and nationality. So CHILL about talking about countries. Just rant about the companies will do.
I don't care till I get chipsets like SD 650/652 in phones like redmi note 3 which are excellent value for money
Anonymous, 19 Jul 2016Samsung just only know they get conned by US shipset maker company. What a stupid korean gi... moreWell, that make US the bad ones isn't it. The ripoff country, mega liars, evil and everything bad. Shame on Qualcomm. Samsung should had stick with Exynos like last year. Stop using snapdragon. I bet Qualcomm profit will collapsed immediately if Samsung abondoned them. Samsung is their largest client.
Samsung just only know they get conned by US shipset maker company.
What a stupid korean giant tech company...
Romie Lee, 19 Jul 2016Well I think, Samsung and LG should make their own chipset now. They are so dependent with qua... moreHave you even heard about Exynos? Anyway, samsung was able to sustain its exynos chipset supply which it used solely for the S6 and Note flagships of last year and it would have been best if they just dropped qualcomm entirely this year as well.
that is what the capitalism..
they suck your money like there's no tomorrow..
Well I think, Samsung and LG should make their own chipset now. They are so dependent with qualcomm so much! they can make devices but can't even make their owm chipset? Pathetic!
Samsung anad LG phones even do the same with some market which launching their devices with under rated specs and highly prices.. hopefully they should be also fined likewise..
AnonD-540667, 18 Jul 2016U really read the article man Fined in china also Case pending in europe also Its not onl... moreChina is the home to mediatek and I believe TSMC too. And EU? Do I really have to make a statement here?
If proved true, it would mean that Qualcomm might have made expensive devices more expensive... thus cheating the customer.
And now if they are fined, they will recover this money from the customer, because the customer will ultimately purchase the Snapdragon chipsets.
Who loses again? The customer.
I hope the allegations are baseless.