In the Galaxy S flagship series, Qualcomm’s processor has been gaining ground on Samsung’s internal Exynos chipset. Only European units received the Exynos 2200 this year; the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 powered the remainder. During an earnings call for the second quarter, Qualcomm CEO Cristiano Amon disclosed that the Snapdragon chip powered 75% of S22 devices.
The CEO predicted that this percentage will increase the following year, confirming analysts’ claims that the Galaxy S23 series will only feature the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor. Before the agreement, we owned 75% of the Galaxy S22. We’re going to be lot better than that on Galaxy S23 and beyond, you should be considering, Amon stated.
According to Amon, the Qualcomm and Samsung relationship “expands beyond Galaxy smartphones to encompass Galaxy books, Windows PCs, Galaxy tablets, future extended reality devices, and other products.” The two businesses extended their patent licencing contract, which includes 3G, 4G, 5G, and (in time) 6G devices, until 2030.
Is the Exynos division finally coming to an end? No, but it needs to be reformed, claims Samsung. The company’s immediate goal is to bring Exynos chips to new form factors, such wearables. Exynos chips are also available in the mid-range and entry-level price ranges; Samsung is actively seeking new consumers for these chips.
Despite not having been officially verified, analysts assert that Samsung has put together a team to create a new smartphone processor. This could take some time, as it’s anticipated that the Galaxy S series would only employ Snapdragon processors through 2024. Rumor has it that instead of making iterative advancements, a new chipset will be created essentially from scratch over the next few years.
Again, this is only conjecture, but it appears that the Exynos 2300 may have suffered since the incoming Exynos 2230 5G failed to live up to expectations (the 5G modem is embedded). Instead, Samsung’s Snapdragon X70 will be employed.
Since the beginning, Samsung has only ever used Snapdragon CPUs in its foldable devices, and we anticipate that the Galaxy Z Flip4 and Z Fold 4 will follow suit. They’ll probably receive the 8+ Gen 1.
In mid-November, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 will be revealed, and the first phones that feature it are anticipated to arrive in December. The Galaxy S23 series should thereafter be released at the start of 2023.