The upcoming Galaxy S23 FE is rumored to use the Exynos 2200, and the Geekbench result seems to confirm this. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 will, however, be available in some regions (like the US).

It may be more complicated than that. For the Galaxy S23 generation, Samsung switched exclusively to Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chips, with reports indicating that the deal will extend to the Galaxy S24.

In some regions, Samsung is now considering bringing back Exynos for the Galaxy S24 series, according to Pocket Lint.

The 2024 flagship should switch to the Exynos 2400, even if the S23 FE uses the older Exynos 2200. According to reports, this chip has four times the compute units of the Xclipse 920 of 2200, so graphics performance should improve dramatically.

Furthermore, some (very early) CPU benchmarks put its single-core performance in line with the SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy and its multi-core performance 20% ahead. It’s still too early to predict how the 8 Gen 3 chip will perform against the Exynos 2400.

According to Ben Wood, Chief Analyst and CMO of CCS Insight: “I’d be surprised to see Samsung return to Exynos for the important European market, but we might see it in some smaller markets to keep Samsung’s in-house platform competitive.” These recent rumors may also be driven by Samsung’s desire to keep Qualcomm on its toes.”

Samsung may wait until the Galaxy S23 FE has been received before making a final decision on its highly important Galaxy S24 series.