Samsung released the Galaxy S23 series in February, the latest generation of the company’s flagship smartphones featuring Qualcomm’s customised Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip. While Samsung is expected to continue its partnership with Qualcomm for “multiple years” to supply chips for its upcoming flagship phones, a source said the company is working on a chip called the Exynos 2400.
South Korean media MK reported that Samsung Electronics plans to use the self-developed AP Exynos 2200 in the Galaxy S23 FE (fan edition) to be released in the second half of this year. Samsung is also working on the Exynos 2400, which will be included in the Galaxy S24 series to be released next year. The mass production of the Exynos 2400 is expected to begin as early as November.
However, we are skeptical of this report. The big question mark is that Qualcomm and Samsung signed a deal in 2022 to make the Qualcomm Snapdragon chip the only chip in the Galaxy S flagship phone. Qualcomm CEO Cristiano Ammon said at the time that it was a “multi-year” deal, meaning the Galaxy S24 series will also only be powered by Snapdragon chips.
Separately, Maeil Business Press has confirmed an earlier report that the Galaxy S23 FE is coming and will feature last year’s Exynos 2200 processor. According to the publisher, the phone will go on sale in the second half of 2023 and will likely cost 800,000 won. The publisher also claimed that Samsung has increased the quality of the Exynos 2200 by making “design changes.” It’s worth noting that there were rumors leading up to the Galaxy S22 launch that Samsung had drastically slowed down the clock speed of the Exynos 2200 GPU due to overheating issues.