North American Samsung Galaxy S21 customers are going to be upset by this


For years, Samsung has created smartphones that offer different chipsets based on the region it is sold in. For North America, Samsung has typically equipped its flagship phones with Qualcomm’s chipsets, while other parts of the world used Samsung’s own Exynos chipsets.

The latter has been criticized for underperforming compared to the Qualcomm variant, but that could change in 2021, and that might actually be bad news for North American customers. This is based on benchmarks shared by Ice universe on Twitter where it appears that the Qualcomm Snapdragon 875, which is largely expected to find its way into the Samsung Galaxy S21, seems to be doing badly compared to the Exynos 2100, which is also expected to find its way into the Galaxy S21 for non-North American markets.

The benchmarks reveal that the Snapdragon 875 scored 3,319 in terms of multi-core performance, while the Exynos 2100 scored 4,000, putting it well ahead of the Snapdragon 875. For Samsung, this is kind of good news as it would suggest that their Exynos chipsets have caught up and potentially outperformed those made by Qualcomm, but it’s not-so-good news for North American customers who might now start to feel a bit cheated.

It is possible that Samsung might try to tweak the performance so that it matches up, but to be honest, it doesn’t really matter. This is because unless you’re comparing phones side-by-side, the Snapdragon 875 should still be a beast in terms of performance and should be more than capable of handling everything thrown at it.

Tyler Lee
A graphic novelist wannabe. Amateur chef. Mechanical keyboard enthusiast. Writer of tech with over a decade of experience. Juggles between using a Mac and Windows PC, switches between iOS and Android, believes in the best of both worlds.

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