Next year’s Galaxy S24 series could have exclusive Snapdragon 8 chipsets as well
Samsung’s Mobile eXperience (MX) team is reportedly working on a custom chipset for future Galaxy flagship phones. However, it’s still early and it won’t be ready for the Galaxy S23 series. However, development is far enough along that TM Roh is scheduled to speak at the S23 unveiling about the new chipset (says The ice universe). Will it be ready for the S24 series next year?
The answer might be “no”, as Yogesh Brar relayed information that the “Snapdragon Mobile Platform for Galaxy” will not be a stand-alone thing for this year, but will also be used next year.
The Galaxy S23 chipset is the SM8550-AC, a variant of the regular Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (model number SM8550-AB) that runs its CPU and GPU at higher clock speeds. Qualcomm has released AC chips several times in the past, so this is nothing new – but this time Samsung has exclusivity on the AC chip.
We don’t know if it’s a timed exclusivity or not, it’s if other manufacturers will get to use the overclocked chip later this year. But other manufacturers will eventually get their chance. Brar says the Snapdragon for Galaxy program will run until Samsung MX’s internal chipset is ready, at which point the exclusivity program could jump to another brand.
That might not be until 2025. We’ll know more after the Galaxy S23 announcement, provided TM Roh offers a sneak peek of what’s to come.