In recent years, Exynos chips have struggled to impress. Although the Exynos 2100 was a decent match for Qualcomm's Snapdragon 888, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 beats it handily. This could be why next year's Samsung Galaxy S23 series could be Snapdragon-only for global fans.
According to the analyst Kuo Ming-Chi, Qualcomm could become the sole chipset supplier for the Samsung Galaxy S23 series. For your info, that chipset should be the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (SM8550), which will be manufactured on TSMC's 4nm node. Samsung might completely avoid the use of the Exynos 2300, which is allegedly inferior to Qualcomm's next flagship chipset in all aspects.
(1/3)— 郭明錤 (Ming-Chi Kuo) (@mingchikuo) July 8, 2022
1. Qualcomm will likely be the sole processor supplier for Samsung Galaxy S23 (vs. 70% shipment proportion for S22) thanks to the next flagship 5G chip SM8550 made by TSMC 4nm.
It's important to note that this tweet implies that the move could affect all Galaxy S23 series variants, global or otherwise. This selection could apply to only the global variants, as the global market is where Samsung has the largest demand for Snapdragon variants. But at the end of May 2022, there was a rumour that Samsung is still planning and working on the Exynos 2300 chipset. If that's true, we should still see it used in selected Samsung devices or Galaxy S23 FE (assuming it's not discontinued as rumoured).
What do you think? Would you give the Exynos 2300 a chance, or prefer to go Snapdragon all the way? Share your thoughts in the comments, and stay tuned to TechNave for more updates on this.