Samsung Electronics produces its own mobile chipsets under the Exynos brand for years now. Its manufacturing infrastructure is so great that it can even produce Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon series chipsets for the last couple of years. But for some reason, Samsung never sold its own Exynos chips to other mobile makers.
This could change starting this Spring, when Lenovo is expected to launch Motorola P40 smartphone, a mid-range handset rumoured to sport Samsung’s Exynos 9610. The information was recently listed on Geekbench mobile benchmark platform.
Motorola P40 (which leaked recently in renders thanks to @OnLeaks) is the successor of Motorola P30 from 2018, which will feature a 6.2-inch display with a selfie camera in it (punch-hole) instead of a notch. Equipped with Samsung’s Exynos 9610 (built on 10nm, octa-core CPU comparable to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 660) as listed at Geekbench, P40 will also come with 6GB of RAM, and will run Android 9 Pie out of the box.
As for pricing, Motorola P40 is expected to come with a mid-ranger price tag: around 300 to 400 euros.