Samsung's Exynos chips have been the heart of the electronics producers' flagship phones for some time now.
The U.S. and Chinese top tier Samsung smartphones sported Qualcomm chips, while Indian variants have been running on Exynos chipsets since the launch of Galaxy Note 3.
Due to the premium quality of the devices, flagships Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge received from Samsung exclusively Exynos chips. This means that, so far, the company renounced the Qualcomm units for all high-end models.
Sources report that the flagship-dedicated Exynos chips might soon take a more popular route.
Voices from the industry say that Samsung works on three Exynos processors, named Exynos 7422, Exynos 7880 and Exynos 8890. Samsung is busy creating an Exynos chip for the upper mid-range handsets, which creates the premises for Galaxy A models to receive the Exynos 7880 chipsets under their hoods.
Exynos 8890, that also features a custom 'Mongoose' (M1) CPU core, provides the best performance and is likely to be the next Galaxy S7 processor. The M1 is similar in power to the Apple Typhoon and Qualcomm Kyro cores.
Exynos 7422 is a marginally better version of the chip used for the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6, the Exynos 7420.
Experts did decide which new chipset will bring the most in value-for-money, but most bets are on Exynos 7880, which is said to be almost as capable as the top of the line Exynos 8890. This shows progress from the company, since the 8890 itself is an improved, more durable and efficient variant of the Exynos 7420.
Unconfirmed reports state that Samsung considers the possibility of reintroducing the Snapdragon 820 into its top models of the Galaxy line. One reason for this could be that the Qualcomm chipset supports excellent single core processing, something to consider as few apps actually need multiple core functionality.
No official information is public on the release date of Exynos 7880.
If the in-house designed and manufactured chipset by Samsung will gain flight in the producer's mid-range premium devices, chipmaker Qualcomm might start to fret.
The San Diego chipset manufacturer already saw a decrease in shipments during 2015, and parting ways with Samsung's top tier smartphones could mean an even greater fall for the company.