The Samsung Galaxy S23 Leaks and rumors keep popping up at a rapid pace, and the latest rumor we’re hearing is that the flagship phone series will work everything with Snapdragon chipsets in all (or at least most) of the markets they’ll be sold in.
This comes courtesy of an earnings call from manufacturer Snapdragon Qualcomm (via GSMArena (Opens in a new tab)), Qualcomm CFO Akash Palkhiwala said that Snapdragon chips will gain a “global share” of the Galaxy S23 market – up from 75% of the Galaxy S22’s share.
Traditionally, Samsung fits its Galaxy S series phones with either a Qualcomm Snapdragon silicon or its own Exynos chipset, depending on the region — Europe usually gets the Exynos, while the US usually gets the Snapdragon, for example. Now, that may change.
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The specific chip in question will of course be the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 which has yet to be announced, yet Snapdragon 8 first generation Which powers a lot of high-end Android phones to appear in the market this year.
According to the rumors that have been circulating around, it could be the Gen 2 version of the chipset Appear in December 2022. The Galaxy S23 will follow shortly thereafter, possibly in February.
It is worth bearing in mind that Some sources say (Opens in a new tab) That Samsung still wants to use the Exynos processor on some Galaxy S23 models, so Qualcomm’s “global share” may not be exactly a 100% deal.
Analysis: a recurring rumor
The news that Galaxy S23 phones may use Snapdragon chips in every area isn’t particularly surprising: If you have a long memory, you might Remember a similar rumor They appear around Galaxy S22 phones before their launch.
Back in June 2022 One of the industry’s leading business analysts has predicted that the Galaxy S23 series will use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset in every region it’s sold in, so this is a rumor with a track record.
Not long after that Qualcomm dropped a tip They may get their chips in more Galaxy phones next year – which of course Qualcomm will be glad to see. It will also make life simpler for consumers as well.
However, Exynos chipsets may not be completely off the table. Earlier this year We have heard reports That Samsung was building a new and improved processor to launch in a few years, with Qualcomm Snapdragon CPUs filling the gap in the meantime.