Samsung, as it has done for the past several smartphone generations, is expected to launch its Galaxy S23 Series next year and more specifically, sometime in the first week of February. Adding on to that is now a confirmation of sorts that all devices in the lineup will be running on the next-generation Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset.
The source of the rumour apparently comes from none other than the chipset’s parent company Qualcomm. During one of the chipmaker’s earnings calls, Akash Palkhiwala, the company’s CFO, all but confirmed that it had struck a deal with Samsung, ensuring all the devices in the latter’s Galaxy S23 lineup will be powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen2 SoC.
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If that wasn’t enough of a confirmation point, all three alleged models of Samsung’s next-generation lineup, the Galaxy S23, S23+, and S23 Ultra, have already gone through the Geekbench repository, with each device sporting the earlier mentioned Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen2 SoC.
The signs that Samsung’s shift from keeping its Qualcomm-powered Galaxy flagships limited to the North American, UK, and European market – the rest of the world gets them fitted with its own homegrown Exynos chipset – to now making it a staple across the world had begun to rear its head early this year, with the launch of its Galaxy S22 lineup.
In our hands on, we reported that Samsung’s choice of using Qualcomm’s then flagship-tier 4nm Snapdragon 8 Gen1 and not the AMD-powered Exynos 2200 was due to a chip production shortage that didn’t just overwhelm the electronics giant, but also the global supply chain.
It can also be argued that, in comparison to Samsung’s own Exynos SoCs, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chipsets have proven, time and time again, to age a lot better than its Korean counterpart, even despite the fact that both process nodes come out from the same fabrication plant.
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