It has been widely reported that Samsung has done so has abandoned the Exynos 2300 in favor of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for the Galaxy S23. However, there hasn’t been any official word from either Samsung or Qualcomm about the Snapdragon’s exclusivity. Some reports also claim that the The Galaxy S23 will use a higher clocked version of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. Now more information about the Exynos 2300 has surfaced.
according to a wild rumor from Twitter user @sto_denebkaitosthe Exynos 2300 has four high-performance CPU cores, four energy-efficient CPU cores and a special core that takes care of One UI performance. This particular core could be a unit similar to the Cortex-M series that focuses on keeping things smooth on the software side. Apparently, the Exynos 2300 scored 4,500 in Geekbench’s multi-core CPU test.
preview (opens in a new window)Another tipster @OreXda claims the Samsung has assembled its dream team of engineers in 2020 to create a new processor from the ground up. This team was reportedly made during the development of Exynos 2100 was underway, and the first chip designed by this team could hit the market in 2025. Samsung is reportedly working with Samsung AMD and Google for this chip, and it could be the most stable and powerful chip ever used in a Galaxy smartphone.
Samsung could stick with AMD GPU for an internal chipset designed for the Galaxy S25
rumors claim Samsung’s flagship smartphone chipset for the Galaxy S25 will feature two Cortex-X5 CPU cores, two Cortex-A7xx CPU cores, four Cortex-A5xx CPU cores and the RDNA3-based AMD GPU with eight cores (four WGP or Workgroup processors). It could have a dedicated One UI optimization unit similar to the Exynos 2300 for a smooth user interface. This chipset may or may not be branded as Exynos.
Coming back to the possibility of the Exynos 2300 being used in some Galaxy S23, the rumor mill claims it won’t happen. The chipset may not go into mass production at all, and the Exynos team is reportedly trying to make the Exynos 2400 competitive with the Snapdragon chipset released for 2024 flagship phones.
All of this is truly fascinating to read, but you should take this information with a pound of salt. We still don’t know exactly what will happen to the flagship Exynos processors and if Samsung is making a big comeback with a groundbreaking chip for the Galaxy S25. In terms of the Galaxy S23, however, it looks like Samsung is going all out with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2.