Samsung would possibly make a shock return to Exynos for the Galaxy S23 FE and Galaxy S24 fashions

Key Takeaways

  • Pocket-lint has been informed by a dependable supply that Samsung could also be contemplating utilizing its personal Exynos {hardware} once more for the Samsung Galaxy S23 FE and probably the 2024 Galaxy S24 sequence in some areas, transferring away from Snapdragon.
  • The return to Exynos {hardware} raises questions on whether or not followers can be comfortable.
  • Whereas Snapdragon should still be used within the US for the Galaxy S24, Europe is at the moment anticipated to have the Exynos variant, which has beforehand been unpopular with some know-how fans and community operators.

Samsung is days away from its next Galaxy Unpacked event, the place the corporate will announce its new folding phones. However there are rumours circulating about a few different future units – and people rumours aren’t good.

Pocket-lint has been handed info from a dependable supply that claims that Samsung is contemplating returning to its own-brand Exynos {hardware} for the forthcoming Samsung Galaxy S23 FE, in addition to returning to utilizing Exynos within the 2024 Samsung Galaxy S24 sequence in some areas too.

Our supply informed us that the Samsung Galaxy S23 FE will launch later in 2023 – placing to mattress hypothesis about whether or not Samsung will proceed with this vary of units – and it’ll run on Samsung’s personal Exynos {hardware} slightly than Snapdragon.

It is an fascinating transfer from Samsung following pronouncements about Snapdragon for Galaxy that underpinned the launch of the Galaxy S23 household – however it additionally raises a query in regards to the FE system. The unique Samsung FE telephone – the S20 FE – launched with Snapdragon {hardware}, very a lot becoming the “Fan Version” theme that gave the telephone its identify. Will followers be pleased with the return to Exynos {hardware}? Expertise would counsel not.

Our supply additionally informed us that, at the moment, the Galaxy S24 sequence will even revert again to Exynos too. For 2023, Samsung put Snapdragon below the hood of all three fashions within the Galaxy S23 sequence globally.

When Samsung launched the Galaxy S23 sequence, it was highlighted within the press launch and different advertising and marketing supplies that the units can be operating on the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, which delivers barely increased clock speeds than the standard Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 platform present in different competitor devices. Regardless of what many people had assumed was a multi-year partnership, it appears the worldwide use of Snapdragon within the flagship Galaxy S units wasn’t to final. Our supply informed us that whereas Snapdragon would possibly nonetheless energy the Galaxy S24 variants within the US, Europe is at the moment on monitor for Exynos.

“It is a technique Samsung has adopted up to now, providing the Exynos variant to the European market, whereas delivering the Qualcomm answer to different markets such because the US and South Korea. The choice proved unpopular with know-how fans and a few community operators who favored the predictability and efficiency benefits of the Qualcomm Snapdragon platform and there was enjoyment of some quarters when the Galaxy S23 sequence was launched with the Snapdragon platform in all markets,” Ben Wooden, Chief Analyst and CMO of CCS Insight mentioned to Pocket-lint.

There should still be some hope for some although, as Wooden additionally mentioned: “I would be shocked if Samsung determined to return to Exynos for the essential European market, however we would see it in some smaller markets to make sure Samsung’s in-house platform stays within the recreation. There’s additionally doubtless a component of Samsung wanting to maintain Qualcomm on its toes too, which can be what’s driving these current rumours.”

We have now reached out to Samsung for remark and are ready for a reply.

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