There is an internal conflict between Samsung and Exynos over whether to power Galaxy S23 smartphones with Exynos chipsets. Two months ago, Qualcomm almost confirmed all phones would be powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 2.
Ice Universe reports that Samsung MX (Mobile eXperience) is disappointed with the Galaxy S22’s in-house chipset. Executives, however, still want Samsung Semiconductors’ Exynos 2300 in next year’s flagships.
Exynos 2200 is currently found in about 70% of Samsung Galaxy S22 phones. European, CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States), African, and Middle Eastern devices use the Korean platform. Other 30% have a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and are sold in the Americas, South Korea, China, Japan, and India. There is a mix of both in Southeast Asia.
While the Samsung platform has a slightly more powerful GPU, the Qualcomm chip’s CPU is ever so slightly faster. The Exynos 2200 and Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chips are both built on the 4nm process. The situation is expected to be similar with next-generation chipsets.
As for the standard Galaxy S23, the tipster states that it has the same resolution and display size as the Galaxy S22 standard version. All three models would, however, have the same size and resolution, as per the source.
Galaxy S23 comes with a 6.1-inch display full of 2340x1080p (Full-HD+) resolution, and its body dimensions are 146.3*70.9*7.6mm. It has the same thickness, but a slightly larger surface area.
Samsung Galaxy S23+ will have a 6.6-inch display with the same Full-HD+ resolution, and its dimensions are 157.8*76.2*7.6mm. For this model, the thickness seems to have decreased very slightly while the area of the device has grown.
Lastly, we have the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, which is 8mm thick and features a 6.8″ display and 3088 x 1440p (2.5K+) resolution. This model is also expected to have a slightly larger body with the same thickness as the other two.
In the meantime, we can conclude that the new Snapdragon 8 Gen2 chipset will power the Galaxy S23 lineup. Samsung might ditch Exynos chipsets due to the new partnership program with Qualcomm.