Finally, Samsung is going to use Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy S23 series in every region this time around.
According to reports, Qualcomm will have the lion’s share of chipset production worldwide, meaning that the S23s sold in the United States, Canada, and China won’t use the subpar Exynos chipset. As far as we can tell, TSMC will be responsible for manufacturing the standard version of the chipset, while Samsung Foundry will make the overclocked version of the chip design for their own smartphones.
Samsung or TSMC, the Galaxy S23 series will still have a "better" Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 than other Android devices.
— Anthony (@TheGalox_) November 27, 2022
The chipset comes in two different versions: Version AB is manufactured by Samsung’s 4nm LPE process, while Version AC is manufactured by TSMC’s N4P process node.
Earlier, we covered that the S23 had Geekbench scores that differed from those of the 8 Gen 2 processors. Hence, it’s worth noting that Samsung is producing the chipset for its phones itself which would explain the difference in scores.
In place of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, the Samsung S23 may use a clocked-up version of the same chipset. Instead of limiting the maximum clock speed of the Cortex X-3 Prime core to 3.2GHz, it is speculated that the overclocked version found in all Galaxy S23 devices will have a Cortex X-3 core that is capable of reaching clocks of up to 3.32GHz.
While the standard Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 features an Adreno 740 clocked at 680 MHz, we may also see an increase in the GPU clock speed. The Samsung S23’s overclocked chipset, in comparison, will feature the GPU clocking in at 719MHz.
In addition, it has been speculated that the S23 will support satellite connectivity; read here to find out more. For now, this is all the information we have; share your thoughts on this update down below. Is it the proper move to abandon Exynos?