Samsung Galaxy S23 with Qualcomm processor in Europe
So far, Samsung has installed two different processors in its S-Class smartphones worldwide. Europe gets the mostly inferior Exynos chips from its own house and the rest of the world like the USA but also the home country South Korea get more powerful and efficient Qualcomm processors. After years of criticism of this approach, this should end with the Galaxy S23. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims that the Samsung’s own Exynos chip can’t keep up with the next-gen Qualcomm processor:
Accordingly, the Exynos chip should be completely dispensed with in the Samsung Galaxy S23. This made up around 30 percent of the Galaxy S22, while the majority of S22 cell phones were already on the road with a Qualcomm chip. The processing power and efficiency of the next Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is so much better than the Exynos 2300 that Samsung basically has no choice but to choose Qualcomm’s chip. According to Kuo, the Samsung chip should not be able to keep up in any aspect.
This is of course great news for us in Europe, because it will make high-end smartphones from Samsung faster and use less energy. With the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Qualcomm has shown once again that the company is superior to Samsung. Samsung had built the normal Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and that The processor struggles with massive heat problems. This is no longer the case with the Plus model from TSMC.
The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is the most popular smartphone of the current generation:
When will the Samsung Galaxy S23 be released?
The launch of the Samsung Galaxy S23 is expected in February 2023. Until then, more details should emerge as to whether Samsung really only relies on a Qualcomm chip. The first benchmarks that confirm or refute this rumor are likely to be seen in the coming weeks.