Why is Exynos only used in Samsung Galaxy series: Qualcomm !?

Why is Exynos only used in Samsung Galaxy series: Qualcomm !?

There are just a little difference between the performance of Samsung Exynos and Qualcomm Snapdragon, but why is Exynos only used in Samsung Galaxy series phone while there are a lot of smartphone featuring Qualcomm Snapdragon. The gap of supply is so huge as Qualcomm is violating the antitrust laws and not because Samsung refuse to sell them.

Qualcomm abuses in licensing standard essential patents (“SEPs”) in the mobile communications industry, so Samsung is restricted to sell Exynos for up to 25 years. Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) had alleged that the company’s business practices are in violation of Korean competitive law. The KFTC also announces that it would fine Qualcomm Inc. about $853 million for alleged antitrust violations. This will be the highest such penalty handed to an individual company in Korea.

Actually, this is not the first time it happened. Qualcomm has long been a big hit for investors because of its high-margin licensing business. Now, Apple also filed a $1 billion lawsuit against Qualcomm as it was intolerable.

 

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