Although the Galaxy S23 FE was considered a pipe dream not too long ago, recently unearthed evidence indicates that it is a real device. Not too long ago, some renderings and a regulatory listing of the affordable flagship were published. A Geekbench listing has confirmed its SoC, and it is not the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 as previously predicted.

Geekbench spotted the phone earlier today with the model number SM-S711B, Android 13, 8GB of RAM, and a motherboard model s5e9925. This detail refers to the Exynos 2200 processor. Furthermore, the presence of the Xclipse 920 GPU further confirms the speculation.

Despite Samsung’s plans to relaunch the Galaxy S21 FE in India with a Snapdragon chipset, the Galaxy S23 FE will not feature one.

As far as we can tell, no Snapdragon variant will be available at launch, and our own sources confirm that the Galaxy S23 FE will be exclusively powered by Exynos.

The Exynos 2200 SoC does not have the best reputation. When it was launched alongside the Galaxy S22 series, it had a rocky launch, and took a few months for the flagship experience to improve. Due to extensive optimization, the Exynos 2200 SoC is no longer that bad today.