Samsung is expected to launch the Galaxy S23 series of phones in the first week of February according to the latest rumors and this could be the year when all the models will launch with the same chipset globally. Rumors of an all-Snapdragon lineup of Galaxy S23 series phones have been circulating for months, and the latest earnings call from Qualcomm all but confirmed those rumors to be true.
During their Q4 earnings call (copy in source link), Qualcomm CFO Akash Palkhiwala confirmed that they expect a strong second half in March quarter (Q1) 2023, which will likely coincide with the first months of sales for the Galaxy S23 series phones. Qualcomm also confirmed that it has moved from a 75% share (of chipsets) in the Galaxy S22 series to a global share – meaning Qualcomm chipsets for all S23 series models.
So from a March quarter perspective, you are right, for the new phone Samsung’s launch advantage will be in the second half of the March quarter. So it comes at the end of the quarter, but that will be an advantage, the share from 75% in G S22 will grow to a global share in G S23. – Akash Palkiwala (Qualcomm CFO)
All three Samsung Galaxy S23 series phones (S23, S23+ and S22 Ultra) have already passed through Geekbench with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset.
Qualcomm CEO Chrystia Amon confirmed a multi-year partnership with Samsung that will bring the Snapdragon chipset to all premium Samsung Galaxy phones globally.
In handsets, we entered into a new multi-year agreement with Samsung to expand the use of Snapdragon platforms for future premium Samsung Galaxy products globally. – Cristiano Reno Amon (Qualcomm CEO)
A report from Samsung’s MX (Mobile Experience) division last month suggested that the internal Exynos chips will not be phased out by the Exynos-powered Galaxy S23 series.
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