Xiaomi, currently one of the most relevant Chinese brands across the world respecting mobile devices and smart phones, will start using Exynos SOCs manufactured by Samsung and raising the question which will be the business relationship that the Korean company has with system-on-chip developers, mainly Mediatek and Qualcomm.
According to a report directly posted by Korean news and media platforms, the business operation between Xiaomi and Samsung is complete respecting the Chinese company to include SOCs manufactured by the Korean developer, with Exynos microprocessors that include low, mid and high end models and including 5G connectivity already, among other characteristics.
In this way, both companies get benefited by the partnership in terms of market expansion in the mobile sector and the silicon sector, since Xiaomi is interested in selling more phones with different chips, while Samsung is looking for to power more and more devices of different brands.
In this matter, such news might affect the relationship the Chinese manufacturer has with other SOC developers, specifically Mediatek that makes the chips that power low and mid-tier devices of the line-up. However, the assumption is that Xiaomi would still work with Samsung and Mediatek alike.
On the other hand, the high-end tier of the models sold by Xiaomi will still be having Qualcomm´s SOCs inside, although Samsung is releasing the Exynos 1080 and other top-notch processors to compete directly with the 875+ by Qualcomm, the A14 Bionic by Apple and the Kirin 9000 manufactured by Huawei.