Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S-series of phones have typically been offered in two variants – one powered by Qualcomm and the other powered by Samsung’s own Exynos chipset, and different markets would have different models. But that is set to change next year.
In a report from Korean publication Naver, it claims that for the Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S24, expected to be released in 2023 and 2024 respectively, Samsung will be ditching the use of its Exynos chipset and will only offer it with a Qualcomm chipset. Instead, it seems that the company is choosing to focus on developing a new Galaxy-exclusive chipset that will debut in 2025.
While some might liken Samsung’s Exynos chipset efforts to how Apple and Huawei are making their own chipsets, benchmarks have shown time and time again that the experience isn’t always on par with the Qualcomm variant. Given that customers do not have a choice depending on where they live, those who live in markets with the Exynos variant feel like they’re getting cheated.
Samsung has tried to improve on its Exynos chipsets, going as far as teaming with AMD, but those efforts haven’t exactly been the raging success the company has hoped for. We did hear rumors dating back to April earlier this year that Samsung could be designing new chipsets that would be exclusive to its Galaxy phones, and this report suggests that we might have to wait until 2025 before it makes its debut.
Source: Android Authority