As the company’s first flagship in a long time to use Qualcomm Snapdragon instead of Exynos chips, Samsung introduced the Galaxy S23 series earlier this year. However, it appears that the Galaxy S23 FE will use Exynos in every region, including the United States, rather than the other way around.
The Galaxy S23, S23+, and S23 Ultra are all based on a Samsung-exclusive version of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. In the past, Samsung would only use Snapdragon chips in select areas like Korea and the United States. Now, the chip is used all over the world. Somewhere else, for example, in Europe, Samsung has generally left its clients with Exynos chips, frequently prompting lots of issues with programming errors, overheating, or more awful.
Galaxy S23 FE
Although not all devices will use this Snapdragon-only model, it is generally anticipated that Samsung will do so for the foreseeable future. According to SamMobile, the Galaxy S23 FE is first and foremost happening.
The Galaxy S21 FE launched in January 2022, just a few weeks before the Galaxy S22 series, putting it ahead of schedule compared to the previous “Fan Edition” release, which was slated for release in Q4 of this year. In February, this was previously reported.
More intriguingly, however, Samsung appears to be preparing to exclusively offer the Galaxy S23 FE with an Exynos chip. In particular, this would be the Exynos 2200, which brought Samsung’s partnership with AMD to the GPU and was utilized in some regions in the Galaxy S22 series. Although the chip wasn’t well received, it can still do the job.
Using Exynos for the Galaxy S23 FE on a global scale is undoubtedly a choice given that the company has so publicly gone all-in on Qualcomm; however, using the chip in the United States has even more of an impact. Technically, since Tensor chips are heavily based on Exynos devices, the only “flagship-tier” smartphones sold in the US with Exynos chips are from Google. The Galaxy S6 series was the last Samsung flagship to be sold in the United States with Exynos. Samsung chose the chips because Qualcomm’s designs were having problems with overheating at the time.
The Galaxy S23 FE, according to SamMobile, will come with a 50MP primary camera, a 4,500 mAh battery, and a base model with 128GB of storage, with 256GB available as an upgrade option.