Despite being possibly the only direct rival of Qualcomm’s dominant system-on-chip business, Samsung is also the largest smartphone manufacturer in the world by some extent and across almost every category.
It stands to reason, then, that when Qualcomm has a new premium chip to show, knowing full-well Samsung is already trying to one-up it, no matter it takes, business is business. And reliable customers who place huge orders on your most expensive chips every year, even while not using them across all flagship models like the new Galaxy Note 20 iterations – that’s just how the market tends to be most days. Not your job to care after selling Samsung on the most expensive SoC design you ever mass-produced.
That, at least, is at least somewhere near Qualcomm’s willingness to not just work with Samsung, but give it unambiguously preferential treatment. Because the new Snapdragon 865 Plus is not going to reach any other smartphone brand until there are more U.S. variants of the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra sitting in stores and warehouses than Samsung can hope to sell before spring. The stock will move, but the sheer size of Samsung’s pull is enough to inspire some urgency in even the most independent, financially secure giants from the very heart of Silicon Valley. Take a bow for the Galaxy Note 20 just completely overwhelming the global supply chain, as even Qualcomm did after getting caught in this storm.
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