The Elec: Samsung is forming a new chipset development team within its mobile division
Last month during its Q4 earnings call, Qualcomm basically confirmed that the Galaxy S23 phones will use the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 globally. All three upcoming phones (S23, S23+ and S23 Ultra) have already passed Geekbench exclusively with the SD 8G2, but Elec believes that Samsung has not abandoned its internal chipset plans.
For years, Samsung outsourced its Exynos chipset production to the Samsung System LSI division – a separate entity from the Samsung MX (Mobile eXperience) division. According to the new report, Samsung is now forming a new chipset/AP development team within the mobile division. The division will be headed by executive vice president Choi Won-joon, who joined Samsung back in 2016 from Qualcomm.
It has been rumored that Samsung will aim to deliver its first exclusive custom chipset for the Galaxy S series in 2025, with no plans to launch new Exynos flagship chipsets in 2023 and 2024…