The next flagship series from Samsung, the Galaxy S23 Series, is yet to launch next year. The flagship series is said to bring new changes for good. Although the launch is very far from now, leaks and rumours have already started to surface on the internet.
Previously, several reports on the processor of the Galaxy S23 series have been floating around. Some of these reports or claims may be true, while others are debatable. A recent report from reputed analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims that Samsung will ditch the Exynos version of the next flagship series and only go with the Snapdragon version this time. This means markets like the UK and India will get the same processor as other markets.
Samsung Galaxy S23 Series Processor
According to a reputed analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the Samsung Galaxy S23 series will possibly feature the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip. And as previously stated, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 will be the only processor to power the Galaxy S23 lineup. In contrast, the Galaxy S22 series had two versions based on the processor— the Exynos 2200 version and the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 version.
2. S23 may not adopt Exynos 2300 made by Samsung 4nm because it can't compete with SM8550 in all aspects.
3. SM8550 is optimized for TSMC's design rule, so it has obvious advantages over SM8450/SM8475 in computing power and power efficiency.
— 郭明錤 (Ming-Chi Kuo) (@mingchikuo) July 8, 2022
This trend of launching the same phone in two different versions based on their processor will be pausing as of now. Samsung plans to pause the production of flagship Exynos processors for the next two years to focus on a new Exynos chip that will beat Apple’s A15 Bionic. This is a great move given the bad reputation of Exynos processors in the industry.
Samsung, however, is reportedly still working on the Exynos 2300 for some reason. While we might not see any flagship Exynos chips for the next two years, mid-range Exynos chips are going nowhere. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (SM8550) will most likely debut in November. However, we will not see the Galaxy S23 series until January or February 2023. As claimed by other reports, we might see the release of Exynos 2300. Lastly, it should be noted that these are just leaks and reports, and you should take them with a pinch of salt.