We had already heard rumors about the possibility that Samsung choose to drop dual processors for your Galaxy S series.
Until now, Samsung has used both Exynos and Snapdragon chips in Galaxy S smartphones depending on the market, but Qualcomm confirmed today that the Samsung Galaxy S23 It will be solely powered by Snapdragon processors.
As part of a much broader agreement that includes 3G, 4G, 5G and even 6G mobile technology patent licenses until the end of 2030, Samsung will use Snapdragon processors to power the Galaxy S23 series “and beyond”, confirming that the decision It won’t just be for next year.
Cristiano Amon, CEO of Qualcomm, went so far as to assure during the shareholders’ meeting that “Qualcomm promoted 75% of the Galaxy S22 smartphones sold” and that this agreement enables Qualcomm to promote “more Samsung premium devices globally”.
Samsung will stop making Exynos chips?
Obviously, the statement also has another side: what will happen to Samsung’s own chips. The Galaxy S22 – at least 25% as we now know – was powered by the Exynos 2200 chip, a processor whose GPU was co-developed with AMD and raised a lot of anticipation for its both unprecedented and ultimately nonexistent graphics power.
Qualcomm’s statement can be interpreted in several ways and Samsung has not yet clarified the picture. However, it would not be strange for Samsung to choose to use Exynos chips – whose flagships do not perform well in Samsung Semiconductor factories – in lower-end smartphones.
The Samsung Galaxy S22 is the smartphone that gives the series its name. The Galaxy S22 comes with a 6.1-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X screen with FHD+ resolution and a 120Hz variable refresh rate. With processor options according to the region, the Galaxy S22 arrives with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 or an Exynos 2200, accompanied by 8GB of RAM with up to 256GB of internal storage. The rear camera array features a 50MP main camera with OIS, a 12MP ultrawide camera, and a 10MP telephoto camera with OIS and 3x zoom, while the front camera is 10MP. A fast-charging 3,700 mAh battery powers the Galaxy S22, which completes its features with stereo speakers, an under-display fingerprint reader, IP68 certification, and runs One UI 4.1 based on Android 12.