If history repeats itself, it seems very likely that Samsung will announce the launch of its new Galaxy S23 flagship in January or February 2023. All the latest S-series devices are still launched in the first quarter of the year and nothing suggests things. will be different for the next generation of Samsung’s popular flagship.
With a launch seemingly months away, rumors of this upcoming device are heating up, but one thing that seems all but guaranteed is what will power it – and that’s very good news for Samsung fans in the UK.
Unlike previous Galaxy S phones, which were split between Qualcomm’s chipset in the US and Samsung’s own Exynos brain in Europe, the S23 looks set to get the next-gen Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor worldwide.
There’s been a lot of speculation about this monumental change before, but it’s now almost certainly confirmed by Qualcomm.
Speaking on a recent investor call, Qualcomm boss Christiano Amon said: “I think we’re going to announce our next-gen Snapdragon at our Tech Summit in a few weeks. I think what we see right now is, structurally, we’re very well placed.
“In handsets, we entered into a new multi-year agreement with Samsung, expanding the use of Snapdragon platforms for future premium Samsung Galaxy products globally.
“We expect the March quarter to also benefit from our increased share of Samsung.”
These comments were confirmed by Qualcomm CFO Akash Palkhiwala, who added that the company’s share of Samsung’s Galaxy S22 chips will increase from 75% to 100% with the launch of the S23.
Express.co.uk asked Qualcomm for a statement on the upcoming Samsung Galaxy launch, but the US company said it was not offering any official comment at this time.
Although the difference between Exynos and Snapdragon processors hasn’t been huge in the past, Qualcomm’s chips generally perform slightly better in official speed tests and they can be more efficient, which means longer battery life. longer battery.
It’s also very confusing that the same device gets a different processor depending on where you live and it’s long been a frustration for users – especially those in the UK who still lack the power of Snapdragon.
The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, which is expected to be announced later this month, will also be even faster than before and could offer camera image quality improvements, more advanced AI and better graphics for those who like to play on their smartphones.
Full details will be announced at the Snapdragon Summit kicking off in Hawaii on November 15.
We might even get full confirmation from Samsung that they’re using this chip in all of their upcoming Galaxy S23 devices, so watch this space.