Samsung is a huge company capable of manufacturing all kinds of high-tech items that it usually sells to third parties. In this way, we even have certain parts of, for example, an iPhone that today, despite the enormous differences and complaints that both companies have filed, are manufactured by Samsung itself.
At this point, it is especially striking how, being Samsung responsible for the creation of the processor Exynos, a very advanced chip that is comparable, in terms of power, for example with the Qualcomm Snapdragon, this It is not marketed to third companies and it is only the Korean company itself that uses it on several of its mobile devices.
Qualcomm is responsible for Samsung not selling its Exynos chips to other manufacturers.
Investigating a little, apparently and as it has been revealed in Korea, at the time Samsung tried to sell these chips to companies as important in the sector as LG, Huawei or Xiaomi. Faced with this action, it appears that Qualcomm took action on the matter and blocked Samsung's intentions by making use of patent agreements. This resulted in Samsung cannot sell its chips to third parties for 25 years.
This information has been disclosed by the South Korea Fair Trade Commission in its complaint to Qualcomm for Power abuse in that country. In it you can read something like that Samsung Electronics is prohibited from selling its modern chips to other smartphone manufacturers due to a licensing agreement signed with Qualcomm.
As a reminder, tell you that last year the South Korean Fair Trade Commission, due to this complaint by abuse of power and monopolistic practices, fined Qualcomm with 865 million as they succeeded in showing that the company had violated competition law by limiting access to essential patents to other chipmakers.
After publishing this news we have achieved own official information Qualcomm where, as they themselves claim:
Qualcomm has never come between Samsung and its sale of chips to third parties, and nothing in our agreements has prevented the company from doing so. Any statement to the contrary is false.