Samsung Galaxy S23 series to launch with MediaTek chipsets in some countries as potential Galaxy S22 FE launch window emerges
Earlier this year, a rumour began circulating that Samsung is considering releasing smartphones with the MediaTek Dimensity 9000, a 4 nm SoC that outperformed the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 in our tests. Supposedly, Samsung plans to release the Galaxy A53 Pro or the Galaxy S22 FE with the Dimensity 9000, which would represent a significant upgrade from the Exynos 1280 in the Galaxy A53 and the Snapdragon 888 or Exynos 2100 in the Galaxy S21 FE.
However, Business Korea now alleges that Samsung may even bring MediaTek chipsets to the Galaxy S23 series. In recent years, Samsung has reduced the distribution of its flagship Exynos SoCs. As such, Europe is now one of the few markets that does not receive Snapdragon-powered editions of Samsung's flagship Galaxy S series smartphones. In comparison, Samsung sells the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus and Galaxy S22 Ultra with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 in China and North America, for example.
Supposedly, Samsung is only considering selling Galaxy S23 series smartphones with MediaTek SoCs in Asia, not in Exynos-only markets. In saying that, Business Korea claims that MediaTek wants to expand its European, South Korean and US market shares, so it remains to be seen how far a collaboration with Samsung could go. Business Korea adds that the Galaxy S22 FE will land with a MediaTek SoC in 2H 2022, giving the Galaxy S21 FE a rather short shelf life.