If you’re a fan of sports, you know that there’s nothing more embarrassing for a team than to lose a game despite having the home advantage. Well, that’s probably how Samsung’s LSI division, which designs the company’s Exynos chips, is feeling right about now.
In a surprise departure from tradition, even the South Korean variants of the Galaxy S20 series this year are powered by a Snapdragon 865, instead of the company’s homebrewed Exynos 990. This, according to Korean Economic Daily, came as a surprise to many and has reportedly left the LSI division feeling “humiliated.”
Samsung’s decision to eschew the Exynos 990 in favor of Qualcomm’s offerings for its latest flagships was the result of subpar performance on the former SoC’s part.
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The rollout of 5G networks across the world further complicated things for the Exynos…