Gauravgrj
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Hi,

Why Samsung Exynos Processor Phones in India and Snapdragon Processor Phones in U.S?
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Shihaaab
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Why Exynos is not used by Samsung in the U.S. market ?

As background, due to a patent-related agreement between Qualcomm (holder of many patents) and Samsung, Samsung cannot sell it's Exynos chipset to other phone manufacturers:

Qualcomm Might Have Prevented Samsung From Selling Its Exynos Chipsets to Other Phone Manufacturers
According to The Korea Economic Daily, Qualcomm abused the ‘standard essential patent’ license to prevent Samsung from selling its modems and integrated chipsets for around 25 years. According to the source, this is considered as an unfair practice and has been confirmed by the Fair Trade Commission.

To recap, the Fair Trade Commission had decided to fine Qualcomm $865 million over antitrust violations, which stated that the company violated the law of competition, but the chipset manufacturer intends to appeal the decision.
The deal reportedly dates back to 1993, when an agreement was reached to allow Samsung to make its own modem chips using certain CDMA patents, but only for use in its own phones. Subsequently, either Samsung or the phone maker would've had to pay Qualcomm licensing fees if they wanted to use an Exynos SoC in a non-Samsung phone. Talks between the two to reach an alternative agreement reportedly broke down in 2013.

Since then, non-Samsung Exynos phones have been few and far between, with the Meizu Pro 5, being a rare example.

While Qualcomm's licensing terms may hold back Samsung's semiconductor business, the group has benefitted in other areas from Qualcomm's dominance. The past two generations of high-end Snapdragon processors have been manufactured by Samsung.

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isrishavverma
Active Level 6
Yes, good question
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Rishabh06
Active Level 6
No
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Gauravgrj
Active Level 6
if No then why?
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thepratikbhoir
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Because Indian People's Are Illiterate Or Not That Much Technologically Advanced According To Sammy.. Huge Piece Of Sarcasm Samsung. Either Implant Exynos Only In Your Phones For All Markets Or Produce Options For Snapdragon/Exynos For All Markets Instead Of Partiality.
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Gauravgrj
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thats true
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venbenfun
Active Level 2
because exynos is samsungs processor and they want to implement it as they could do better optimization... in US exynos implementation has some copyright and legal issues so they are not using it in US phones.... if they could they would make all their phones exynos... as universally they could make their software work on all their phones.... making two variants will only increase their workload
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Gauravgrj
Active Level 6
Yes, Apple also has A12 Bionic chip implementation for U.S as well as India with no legal issues.
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Gauravgrj
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Exynos processor performs well on new device, but when device gets old. their performance degrades and device has serious heat up problems as well
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kpu
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thats true
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