Samsung is shifting in the workforce. As a result, the development team for the Exynos chipsets is disbanded.
Several reports say that Samsung wants to adopt a new strategy when it comes to its chip production. The current Exynos team, which works on chips for mobile phones, would be pushed aside. They have to make way for a new team that will deal with chips under a different Samsung division.
It looks like not only the team will be renewed. The subdivision of Samsung that is currently responsible for the production of chips will see its task taken over. A new division was set up under Samsung Mobile Experience that would deal with the in-house produced chipsets. The new division will be led by Choi Won-joon, a former Qualcomm employee with expertise in wireless chipsets.
Exynos chipsets are currently produced by a Samsung division under the name ‘Samsung System LSI’. It is not entirely clear what exactly the task for the LSI division will be. They may simply continue their work with the Exynos chips. The new team under Mobile Experience could then further optimize the chips for the brand’s mobile devices. However, that is not a certainty: the team could just as well be working on its own chip.
Future for Exynos chips
However, there is also a real chance that the Exynos team will be disbanded over time. Those chips have gotten quite a bad name after various problems with Samsung Galaxy S22 devices. The Exynos chips do not perform very well and they also know that in Korea: S23 devices will without exception contain a Qualcomm chip.
This development will largely determine the quality of the brand’s future smartphones. The processors on which the Mobile Experience team is working form the brain of the smartphone. All processes, from communication to making calculations, take place on the chipset. Good chips ensure fast, good and reliable telephones. Whether Samsung will be able to supply it in the future depends on chip development.