For a few generations, Samsung has stopped using Qualcomm processors in many markets to favor the implementation of its own solutions. These chipsets are known as Samsung Exynos. From the Samsung Galaxy S6, we find them in all the high-end of the brand (although in the United States they continue betting on Qualcomm).
Although Samsung has achieved good performance with its Exynos processors. At all times it has been one step behind its more direct competition. Qualcomm, which is why many users have preferred to opt for models with this processor model or other alternatives. Of course, as of today, the difference between Qualcomm and Exynos processors could be much smaller or even non-existent.
Exynos processors will undergo a great change
Apparently, one of the main reasons for the difference in performance between Exynos and Qualcomm processors is that Samsung did not take advantage of ARM cores as Qualcomm does. With the Exynos 9825 found in the Galaxy Note 10, Samsung implemented Mongoose M4 cores, its own version based on the ARM v8 architecture, which although they have shown to have a high level of performance, they have not been able to match the work done by ARM.
Samsung and AMD alliance
Now we have known that Samsung will stop working in its own Mongoose cores to go on to implement those ARM cores that offer better performance. We assume that their development will continue with the desire to overcome their rivals, not only match them. But in this way, Exynos processors may be closer than ever to Qualcomm by using the same type of cores.
If we add to this the alliance between AMD and Samsung to improve the GPUs of their phones. In the future we could have Samsung phones with Exynos processors as powerful as Qualcomm. But also, with an improved GPU, because we hope that AMD will overcome the Adreno. Which today are the most powerful graphics chips that we can find on Android. We will see how this change evolves, which we probably cannot see shortly since we assume that the Samsung Galaxy S11 processor will already be in development and will probably continue with the Mongoose cores. But it is a very positive change for future processors of the brand.