If Qualcomm remains a benchmark in terms of chipsets for smartphones, it is also being caught up by MediaTek, which has also decided to wage battle on the high end with its Helio chipsets. But we should not forget Samsung and its Exynos chipsets, whose model Exynos 7420 took place in the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge formalized at MWC, instead of Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 model.
Samsung's choice for its own Exynos 7420 solution can no doubt be explained by the overheating problems that the Snapdragon 810 SoC encountered, but not only. It indeed reveals the will of the South Korean manufacturer to gain independence. Especially since in addition to being able to offer internally developed components, it seems to be doing relatively well.
Antutu measurements carried out indeed reveal that the Exynos 7420 chipset from Samsung would have allowed a leap in terms of performance between the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S6, reaching more than 49,300 and more than 67,500 points respectively. This would also and especially allowed to leave far behind competitors using Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 chipset, with more than 67,500 points for the Galaxy S6 equipped with its Exynos 7420 and just under 53,000 points for the One M9 with the S810. Even the measures on GPU performance indicate that Samsung offers better than Qualcomm, with 20,725 points for its Mali-T760 solution against 18,936 points for the Adreno 430 solution. The results are explained by the choice of clamping in the S810 , in order to avoid the heating problems mentioned above. Still, on the final product, it is Samsung that is doing better than Qualcomm.
We can thus expect to see more and more Exynos chipsets on board Samsung smartphones, but not only. The South Korean group also offers its solutions to other manufacturers. We find, for example, the Exynos 5430 SoC on board the Meizu MX4 Pro.
Antutu measurements for overall performance and GPU performance (click to enlarge)