Galaxy S23 Ultra Exynos 2300 model and Galaxy Note resurrection head rampant conjecture over true identity of mysterious Samsung SM-S919O device
Not long ago we reported about the Samsung Exynos 2300 chipset turning up in a number of Geekbench records being tested as part of a “Samsung SM-S919O” device. At the time, it was suggested that the model being benchmarked was simply a prototype unit with the focus being more on the SoC rather than the smartphone. However, now both Ice universe and RGcloudS have offered up contrasting ideas of what the SM-S919O could actually be, and there are surprises to be had all around.
Ice universe starts the conversation by stating that the SM-S919O is not a Samsung Galaxy S23FE model, and that it could actually be a Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra Exynos 2300 phone, which would be a big surprise for many considering all the models of the S23 series were rolled out worldwide with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy chip. This theory is countered by tipster RGcloudS, who opines that the SM-S919O could be a Galaxy S24FE, or even more excitingly for hardcore Samsung fans, a possible Galaxy Note resurrection “for 2024, [as a] cheaper alternative to ultra with pen”.
Other guesses as to the true identity of the SM-919O device with Exynos 2300 processor include a “mini”, so perhaps a Galaxy S23 Mini model, something to do with the Pixel 8, and the already above-mentioned suggestion of it simply being a test device to benchmark different components, such as a processor SKU from the unloved Exynos series. With the Galaxy S24 series not expected anytime soon (likely launch around February 2024), Samsung still has plenty of time to tinker with its Exynos chipsets in an effort to get them up to a publicly perceptible and acceptable level for a 2024 flagship.
I have received astonishing news that this SM-S919O is not an S23 FE, it is a mysterious device, and it is speculated to be the S23 Ultra Exynos2300 version, my goodness! pic.twitter.com/43ZnpQLJJf— ICE UNIVERSE (@UniverseIce) June 1, 2023