All Galaxy S23 Models Will Have Snapdragon Processors, Not Samsung Exynos Chips

All Galaxy S23 Models Will Have Snapdragon Processors, Not Samsung Exynos Chips

Samsung is expected to launch three variants of the Galaxy S23 early next year that have been leaked. These are the successors to the Galaxy S22, S22 Plus and S22 Ultra. So both Galaxy S23 models are expected to be mainstream phones, with the Ultra model coming with an S Pen. But perhaps the Galaxy S23's most exciting feature lies elsewhere, given the Galaxy S22's early performance glitches.

All Galaxy S23 models are powered by next-generation Qualcomm SoC (SoC) advanced operating system. It will most likely be the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip that will power most Android flagships in 2023. The processor will definitely work on all Galaxy S23 devices, no matter how Qualcomm calls it. Qualcomm has confirmed that these are not just rumors.

Last year, Samsung promised improvements to its flagship Exynos SoCs, but the Exynos 2200 wasn't a chip that could compete with the iPhone's A15 Bionic processor or Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.2200 processor, suggesting that the shutter could be completely removed.

That's why it's good to hear that Qualcomm will provide the chipset for all Galaxy S23 models.

Recall that the first tests of the Galaxy S22 in real conditions showed that Samsung underestimated the performance of the phone, especially in Korea. The state got a variant of the Exynos 2200 chip. And there was a chip that had to be slowed down to prevent overheating.

More embarrassingly, testers found Samsung cheating on performance tests.

Samsung apologized and promised to develop a new standard chip for its mobile devices. But it won't be Exynos 2300.

Fast forward to summer and Samsung has installed the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus SoC in the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Flip 4.

This brings us to Qualcomm's earnings report last week, when the chip maker confirmed that the iPhone will continue to use 5G modems for at least a few more years. Qualcomm is also expected to supply 100% of the chips required by Samsung for the Galaxy S23 series.

Here's what Akash Palkivala of Qualcomm had to say:

So in terms of the March quarter, you're right, the momentum of new Samsung phone launches will be good in the second half of the March quarter. So it will happen at the end of the quarter, but it will be a benefit, 75% share of G S22 will change to the total share of G S23.

According to GSM Arena , all three Galaxy S23 models have passed Geekbench testing, showing Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chips.

In addition, Qualcomm is likely to remain the sole chip supplier to large Galaxy companies for years to come. Here's what Qualcomm CEO Christiano Amon had to say:

On mobile, we have entered into a new multi-year agreement with Samsung to use Snapdragon platforms for future high-performance Samsung Galaxy products worldwide.

The two companies announced this partnership back in July when we speculated that the Galaxy S23 could be reserved exclusively for Qualcomm when it comes to SoCs. But last week's earnings report mentioned the Galaxy S23 series.

Again, exciting news right now. Expect the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 and its successors to be unveiled at the event. As for Samsung, the company has the resources to build a true flash processor. But we'll have to wait a few more years to see.

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