According to famous analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Samsung would definitely abandon its Exynos chips next year. This change would allow all Galaxy smartphones to have the same chip.

Samsung Galaxy S22
Source: Anthony Wonner – Frandroid

Samsung does not want to repeat the mistake made with the Galaxy S22. According to the analyst ming chikuo, Samsung would soon consider replacing its in-house chips with Qualcomm’s for its next high-end smartphones.

A first step towards a full transition

According to him, Qualcomm would become the sole supplier of the Galaxy S23 chips a priori. Samsung would be 100% adopting Qualcomm’s next chip in its devices and wouldn’t be able to compete with the future Snapdragon 8 Gen 2.

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1. Qualcomm is likely to be the sole processor supplier for the Samsung Galaxy S23 (vs. 70% of the shipment share for the S22) thanks to TSMC 4nm’s next flagship 5G chip, SM8550.

— 郭明錤 (Ming-Chi Kuo) (@mingchikuo) July 8, 2022

There have already been rumors of a possible suspension of Exynos chip production for 2023, which would allow Samsung to focus solely on its new in-house chip. This hypothesis now appears to be on the verge of becoming reality.

Qualcomm’s next chip, engraved in 4nm by TSMC, would be better optimized and would have obvious performance and power efficiency advantages over the previous model that a new chip from Samsung could not have matched.

A groundbreaking decision for Qualcomm

Qualcomm chips had almost always avoided the European market in Samsung smartphones and were replaced here by Exynos chips, which offered clear differences in terms of power and thermal management.

The move would result in a bigger market share for Qualcomm in the high-end Android market in 2023, as the company only supplies 70% of the chips used in the Galaxy S22 so far.

We’ll have to wait a few more months to find out what strategy Samsung will be pursuing with regard to the forthcoming announced transition to its own hardware, but this news should please Samsung fans, who are also entitled to faster updates than before, here in a nutshell.


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