Galaxy S23: will the European version (always) be less efficient?

The Samsung Galaxy S23 is one of the most anticipated smartphones of its next few months. Although it should be released in early 2023, there are already many rumors about it. Today, there is once again a question of the performance of the chip that would drive the phone.

The issue of the SoC that will be at the heart of the Galaxy S23 seems far from settled. While Samsung and Qualcomm have signed an important agreement on this subject, the Korean manufacturer could once again leave room for its Exynos chips, to the great regret of some users, especially in Europe.

Snapdragon processors on the Galaxy S23: yes, but…

Let’s go back a little bit to better understand the context. Last July, we mentioned the possible abandonment of the Samsung Exynos processors on the Galaxy S23. A rumor rather well received by some European users who are not all satisfied with the performance and autonomy of the Galaxy S22 equipped with the SoC Exynos 2200 from Samsung.

But not all markets are in the same boat. For example, Americans benefit from a Galaxy S22 Ultra equipped with a Snapdragon 8 Gen1 chip from Qualcomm, whose performance and efficiency are superior to those of Samsung’s SoC. Until now, the ratio was 75% for Qualcomm chips and 25% for those from Samsung.

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A figure which should progress in favor of the American foundry, but that would not mean the abandonment of the chips of Samsung. Indeed, the Korean brand could choose to integrate its Exynos 2300 on certain markets. We immediately think of Europe, which has always been Samsung’s favorite playground for testing its new SoCs.

It was the often well-informed Ice Universe who shared a message referring to the fact that the department Samsung-MX (mobile) was hoping to use only Snapdragon SoCs, but the branch Samsung Electronics would like to use some Exynos chips. An internal disagreement that sows doubt about the Galaxy S23 equipment on the different markets.

The Exynos 2300 chip could use the new CPU cores from ARM, namely the Cortex-X3, Cortex-A715 and a new version of the Cortex-A510. On the graphics side, the GPU part could be provided by AMD, but this remains to be confirmed. For its part, Qualcomm should present its SoC Snapdragon 8 Gen2 by the end of this year.

Once limited to performance and energy efficiency, the chips that equip our smartphones now also play an essential role in the management of computational photography to improve the final rendering of photos. An area in which the Galaxy S23 and its future photo sensor are highly anticipated.

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