So it seems that Samsung is not going to just stop at making their own chipset for their Galaxy line of smartphones. A recent GFXBench leak of an upcoming TCL phablet, the TCL P650M specifically, has shown that Samsung is actually providing their Exynos SoC to other phone manufacturers.
Like it wasn’t enough of a blow for Qualcomm, the leading mobile chipset provider with its popular Snapdragon line, in losing a major customer when the Samsung chose Exynos to power the Galaxy S6 this year. Now it looks like Samsung has chosen to be a straight-up competitor.
Not much is known about this particular chip, the Exynos 7580, but that it has eight cores, runs at 1.6 GHz, and is paired with an ARM Mali-T720 GPU. The TCL P650M phone itself has a 5.6″ 1080P display, 12 MP rear and 4.7 MP front cameras, 2 GB of RAM, and Android 5.0.2.
Seeing how well the Exynos 7420 in the Galaxy S6 stood up to Qualcomm’s current Snapdragon 810 flagship, I suspect we might have giant battle stirring up.