Samsung’s decision to use Exynos chipsets in its phones have irked users over the years as the Qualcomm variants have proven to be a better performer, and the fact that some users are “forced” to use the Exynos versions while paying the same price has not gone down well with many.
Unfortunately, it looks like the trend of Samsung using both Qualcomm and Exynos chipsets could continue in 2023. According to a report from GalaxyClub.nl, they are reporting that Samsung is working on two new Exynos chipsets, one of which will be lower to mid-ranged handsets, and the other for higher-end phones which is speculated to make its way into the Galaxy S23.
This is because there aren’t that many high-end Samsung phones that use Exynos chipsets, so it leaves not many other potential candidates. It is unclear what kind of specs this new Exynos chipset could be packing. To be fair, for all we know, this chipset could be powerful enough to compete against the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, so it might not be all bad news.
At the same time, there have been rumors suggesting that Samsung could be going exclusive with Qualcomm’s chipsets. Samsung has stated that they aren’t done with its Exynos chips just yet, so for now, this report should be taken with a grain of salt and hopefully we’ll have more details towards the end of the year.