Last month during its Q4 earnings call, Qualcomm basically confirmed that the Galaxy S23 phones will use the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 globally. All three upcoming phones (S23, S23+ and S23 Ultra) already passed through Geekbench exclusively with the SD 8G2 but The Elec believes that Samsung has not given up on its in-house chipset plans.
For years, Samsung outsourced its Exynos chipset production to Samsung System LSI – a separate entity from the Samsung MX (Mobile eXperience) division. According to the new report, Samsung is now forming a new chipset/AP development team within the mobile division. The department will be led by executive vice-president Choi Won-joon who joined Samsung back in 2016 from Qualcomm.
There have been rumors that Samsung will aim to deliver its first exclusive custom chipset to the Galaxy S series in 2025 with no plans to launch new Exynos flagship chipsets in 2023 and 2024.