A petition registered on Change.org asks Samsung to stop using its own-made Exynos processors in its top-of-the-line devices.
The South Korean manufacturer has some of the most expensive Android smartphones on the market, but annually, it uses a chip considered by users to be inferior to the more powerful model of Snapdragon, manufactured by Qualcomm.
Additionally, the petition also asks the company to stop using its own camera sensors and switch to sensors manufactured by Sony.
Every year, Samsung launches its top-of-the-line devices equipped with Exynos processors in Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America. In some markets, such as South Korea and the United States, smartphones use Snapdragon chips.
Exynos = less for more
The fact is that, year after year, Samsung’s Exynos processors are inferior to Snapdragon chips, both in terms of performance and energy consumption.
In countries where South Korean devices are marketed with Exynos, customers do not receive any kind of discount compared to customers who own the same smartphone with a more powerful and economical processor. It does not seem, in fact, a fair practice.
In the 2020 chip generation, for example, the Snapdragon 865 is based on Cortex-A77 cores, which can offer up to 20% more performance than the Cortex-A76 cores found on the Exynos 990.
Regarding the camera sensors, users report that those manufactured by Samsung heat up faster, which causes a decrease in performance during long periods of use.
At the time of this writing, there were 1,025 signatures on the online petition.