Samsung Galaxy S23 can solve S22’s biggest problem


The Samsung Galaxy S line consists mostly of fantastic phones, but one problem that has been around for a long time is that different parts of the world use different chipsets, and one of these chipsets is inevitably weak. But now it looks like Samsung may finally be able to solve this problem.

According to Naver (Opens in a new tab) (Korean news site), Samsung is forming a “dream team” of about 1000 employees to create a chipset designed specifically for Galaxy smartphones.

Now, this is clearly not ready for the Samsung Galaxy S23 or Galaxy S24, but the resources needed to develop this new chipset mean that Samsung will not rely purely on Qualcomm Snapdragon to make an Exynos chipset for those phones worldwide.

This means that instead of using Snapdragon in some regions and Samsung-made Exynos in others, as seen with the Samsung Galaxy S22 line, all models of the Samsung Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S24 may have a Snapdragon chipset.

This custom chipset will definitely be finished in 2025, so it will probably fit the Samsung Galaxy S25. It’s unclear whether we’ll see another chipset split with this launch, but this isn’t the first time we’ve heard of Samsung building custom chipsets.

Another report published something similar about a week ago, stating that the decision was due to poor thermal management of both the Exynos 2200 and Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipsets.

Of course, this is just a rumor for now, but it’s promising. Samsung’s Exynos chipsets tend to outperform comparable Snapdragon chipsets, so a move to Snapdragon everywhere over the next few years will be a boon to buyers using Exynos in general.

Then, if this custom chipset is as good as Samsung expects it will have a better chipset than any other Android phone after the Galaxy S25.


Analysis: Exynos Differences

You may be wondering how this new chipset differs from the Exynos chipset. After all, Samsung has already made an Exynos chipset and installed it in its mobile phones. The difference, however, is that they are designed for universal use as they are used in Galaxy phones while also available from other phone makers.

Meanwhile, this new chipset will be built from scratch for Galaxy smartphones, slightly similar to what Apple is doing for its A-series chipsets.

And again, the fact that Samsung’s general-purpose chipsets don’t match Qualcomm’s chipsets, even if you’re usually stuck with Samsung phones, suggests it might be worth keeping your expectations up.

Through Sam Mobile (Opens in a new tab)

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