Galaxy S23 powered exclusively by Snapdragon. Exynos not in Samsung's immediate future

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Galaxy S23 powered exclusively by Snapdragon. Exynos not in Samsung's immediate future
We are almost there folks! We are officially less than a week away from the announcement of the Samsung Galaxy S23 lineup. The Korean tech giant’s flagship series for 2023 is set to bring a lot to the table. More important, however, is what will not come along with the S23… and that is Exynos.

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Another report confirms that the Samsung Galaxy S23 will be powered exclusively by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 across all markets. Additionally, the source claims that Samsung will stick to Snapdragon for the foreseeable future, until it finally perfects its own chipset.

This information was first brought forward by Daum, a Korean web portal, and was subsequently covered in a dedicated article by Android Authority. It should be noted that most leaks thus far have also indicated that the Galaxy S23 will be coming solely with Snapdragon SoCs globally.

For reference, in the past, Samsung had developed a penchant for releasing two versions of its flagships. Some models came with an Exynos processor, developed by the Korean tech giant itself, while others were powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chips.

While performance was usually comparable, the Snapdragon versions of Galaxy flagship invariably performed somewhat better than their Exynos peers, with the latter often particularly struggling with cooling and thermals.

The worst part was that users could not freely choose which version of the device they were getting, as it often came down to the market where they were based. It goes without saying that the current arrangement is infinitely more fair to buyers as everyone will be getting the same device.

What is even better, however, is that many leaks point to the Galaxy S23 being powered by a custom, more-powerful version of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. This, alongside the improvements in cooling that Samsung is ostensibly introducing, will undoubtedly translate to superior performance. Especially if you have an Exynos-powered Galaxy smartphone.
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