Samsung to use Snapdragon chipsets in Galaxy S series, creating higher-clocked versions for better performance, battery life, and pre-order benefits.
For the first time in its history, Samsung is using a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset for its Galaxy S series of smartphones. This is a result of years of disappointment with its own Exynos processors. Samsung is also using a higher-clocked version of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 in the Galaxy S23, and this won’t be the last time they do this. Samsung will use the Snapdragon For Galaxy series chipset in the Galaxy S24 series, and will continue to use special versions of Snapdragon chipsets in its high-end smartphones until its in-house chipsets are good enough.
Exynos chipsets have not been performing as well as the competing Snapdragon chipsets, and Samsung’s smartphone division created a new team of engineers to design processors tailor-made for high-end Galaxy smartphones. This first chip is expected to debut with the Galaxy S25 in 2025. Until then, Samsung will use higher-clocked versions of Snapdragon chips from Qualcomm to ensure Galaxy buyers don’t have performance or battery life issues.
If you’re excited for the Galaxy S23, you can pre-reserve it today and get up to $100 in Samsung Store credit. Additional pre-order benefits will be announced after the Galaxy S23’s launch event. This move by Samsung shows their commitment to providing the best possible performance and experience for their customers.