For the first time in history Samsung will use a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset on Galaxy S series smartphones (Galaxy S23) sold worldwide. And this change comes later years of frustration with in-house Exynos processors. However, Samsung doesn’t use the same Snapdragon chip that everyone else uses. South Korean firm a A higher clocked version of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 On the Galaxy S23, and it won’t be the last time.
There are such rumors Samsung will continue to use special versions of Snapdragon chipsets in its high-end smartphones in the future. It is reported that the chipset inside the Galaxy S23 is called ‘.Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Mobile Platform for Galaxy,’ and the company will also use the Snapdragon For Galaxy series in the Galaxy S24 series. Tipster Yogesh Brar claims Until Samsung’s in-house chipsets are as good as their Snapdragon counterparts, Samsung will continue to use Snapdragon For Galaxy processors.
If you don’t already know, Samsung’s Exynos chipsets (developed by Samsung System LSI division) has not been good enough in the last few years. They have always performed weaker than competing Snapdragon chipsets and there were issues under sustained workload and mobile performance, resulting in reduced battery life. Thus, Samsung’s smartphone division (Samsung MX) created its own engineering team design of processors specially developed for high-end Galaxy smartphones. The first chip of the new device will reportedly debut with the Galaxy S25 in 2025.
Until that chipset is ready, the South Korean firm may use higher-clocked versions of Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon chips. This means that Galaxy buyers will not complain about the performance and battery life of their smartphone. When Samsung finally brings back its in-house chipset, it will have to be better than a rival Snapdragon processor to justify its existence. Qualcomm will move on to other Android OEMs after its contract with Samsung ends.
If you’re excited about the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2-powered Galaxy S23, you can. pre-order today and receive up to $100 in Samsung Store credit. The company will announce additional pre-order benefits at a later date Galaxy S23 launch event.