We’ve already told you that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will be available in two different versions, one of which will boast Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 805 SoC and the other with Sammy’s own Exynos 5433 chip. As that was usually the case, “Qualcomm’s variant” was faster, but this time round – that may not be the case.
According to benchmark scores posted by AnTuTu, the Exynos 5433 is faster than the Snapdragon 805, which itself is only slightly faster than the current flagship, the Snapdragon 801. That’s quite a feat for the Korean company that until this moment hasn’t managed to make a chip that can compete with those made by Qualcomm. Is it the sign of changing times or what?
Anyhow, this doesn’t mean that Qualcomm’s out of business any time soon, but if Samsung indeed manages to make its chips faster, it may get more vendors on its side which [vendors] would opt for Sammy’s gear rather than that made by Qualcomm and perhaps even MediaTek. As I’m writing this, only few OEMs use Exynos chips in their products, including Meizu and HP (for its Chromebook).