The Galaxy S23 series appears to be an exception in that sense, using Snapdragon CPUs everywhere around the world. Historically, Samsung’s Galaxy flagships have used two separate chips depending on where you purchase them.
According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Samsung intends to deploy Snapdragon chips in all areas for the Galaxy S23, as opposed to using Qualcomm to provide roughly 70% of the chips for the Galaxy S22 series.
In the past, Samsung has typically used Exynos chips in many international markets throughout Europe and Asia but Snapdragon chips in the United States and certain other significant areas.
It appears that Qualcomm’s superior performance versus Samsung’s future Exynos chip is the reason for this year’s switch to the SM-8550, which will probably be labeled as Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. According to Kuo, the Exynos 2300 cannot compete with the next Snapdragon chip. He also believes that with this next processor, Qualcomm will increase its market share in the high-end Android market.
Tens of thousands of people signed a petition started by Samsung fans in 2020 asking the company to stop utilizing Exynos CPUs. The persistent performance, battery life, and notably heat difficulties frequently observed on the Exynos versions of Samsung’s flagship phones served as the impetus for that. The Exynos and Snapdragon CPUs both go through the same exact and rigorous, real-life testing scenarios, according to a statement released at the time by Samsung, in order to provide a constant and optimal performance over the course of the smartphone’s full lifecycle.
Let’s go back to the beginning of the year, when Samsung unveiled the Exynos 2200 in response to allegations that the processor had been shelved owing to performance issues. The processor ultimately came out with similar raw performance to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 but still had some issues with software issues, games, and apps.
Samsung did state earlier this year that it hopes to create a new chipset specifically for Galaxy smartphones, despite the fact that this report claims that the Galaxy S23 will only use Snapdragon processors. How that unique processor would vary from Exynos designs is still a mystery.