While it’s true that Samsung and Qualcomm are two companies that have a rocky relationship, since last year they have been working to align their goals. For those who don’t know, more than 70% of Galaxy S22 phones worldwide are shipped with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, and the Galaxy S23 series will exclusively use Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, and this is also an exclusive option for Samsung.
Qualcomm and Samsung’s relationship strengthens as Samsung becomes the official smartphone partner for the Snapdragon Pro ESL series
Qualcomm today announced that Samsung is now the official smartphone partner for Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Pro Series ESL. What does this mean? Events will be covered with Samsung branding across the board, and most competitors will be using Galaxy devices powered by Snapdragon chips.
Qualcomm has announced that Snapdragon Pro Series competitors who play at the Mobile Challenge and Mobile Masters level will only use Samsung Galaxy devices approved by the competition.
Stephanie Choi, Executive Vice President and Head of Global Marketing, Samsung, said the following about the partnership,
We are committed to bringing high-performance Samsung Galaxy devices powered by the Snapdragon processor into the hands of billions of gamers around the world to enhance camaraderie and competition. As the official smartphone partner of the Snapdragon Pro series, this announcement deepens our existing collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies and is an important step in our quest to advance mobile technology in the world of esports.
This is all exciting, but we still don’t know which phones have been sanctioned by Samsung, and it’s safe to say that some of Samsung’s flagship phones will be cut, considering how they feature everything a smartphone gamer could want.
The Snapdragon Pro Series ESL will take place at DreamHack Valencia later this month. For those interested in smartphone gaming leagues, stay tuned for more information. You can get all information about Snapdragon Pro Series ESL here.