In the past few months, many sources pointed out that Samsung’s smartphone department hopes to switch to Qualcomm’s solution for next year’s Galaxy S23 series, adopt Qualcomm’s second-generation Snapdragon 8 platform, and abandon the self-developed Exynos 2300. Although there are different voices within the group, it seems that Samsung’s smartphone division has the upper hand in this battle. After all, the performance of the highly anticipated Exynos 2200 is not so satisfactory.
According to Sammobile, Samsung and Qualcomm have not confirmed these rumors, which means that there may be leeway. There are also recent rumors that the Galaxy S23 series will even use a higher-frequency customized version of the second-generation Snapdragon 8 platform, but there is also some information about the Exynos 2300.
It is rumored that the Exynos 2300 adopts a 9-core design. In addition to 4 performance cores and 4 energy efficiency cores, there is also a special core optimized for scenarios used by One UI. This special core may use a core similar to the Cortex-M series architecture to ensure the smooth operation of the One UI system. On GeekBench’s multi-core benchmark, the Exynos 2300 scored around 4500 points.
It was previously reported that Samsung
has split the development department of the Exynos chip into AI and computing and communication development departments. The former is responsible for the development of CPU/GPU/NPU, and the latter is responsible for the baseband. It is rumored that Samsung has such a plan in 2020, hoping to regroup on the road of chip research and development through internal team adjustments. At the same time, Samsung is working with AMD and Google to provide more stable and high-performance chips in future Galaxy series products.