Samsung decided to cancel Exynos 2300 before its mass production

In February of this year, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S23 series, encompassing the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+, and the opulent Galaxy S23 Ultra models. Distinctively diverging from previous conventions, they solely incorporated the customized second-generation Snapdragon 8 platform from Qualcomm, eschewing the traditional addition of their proprietary Exynos SoC variants. Rumors suggest that Samsung forwent the anticipated release of the Exynos 2300, shifting their developmental prowess towards the Exynos 2400.

Twitter user @Tech_Reve divulged that the Exynos 2300 bore the codename “Quadra.” Samsung’s decision to scrap this endeavor transpired just prior to its slated mass production. Performance-wise, it parities closely with Qualcomm’s second-generation Snapdragon 8—its capabilities, contrary to speculative chatter, were not particularly wanting. The precise rationale behind Samsung’s strategic pivot remains shrouded in ambiguity.

Previous dispatches speculated that Google’s Tensor G3 might be a reimagined iteration of Samsung’s unreleased Exynos 2300, or, at the very least, might draw inspiration from its blueprint. This was ostensibly manifested in their flagship offerings: the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro. The Tensor G3’s CPU showcases a tri-cluster 1+4+4 configuration, perpetuating the use of the Cortex-X3 core clocked at 3.0 GHz. This is complemented by four performance-driven Cortex-A715 cores at 2.45 GHz, and an energy-efficient quartet of Cortex-A510 cores. It’s surmised that the Tensor G3 is hewn from Samsung’s 4LPP process.

Given the current panorama, Samsung’s decision to sidestep the mass production of the Exynos 2300 appears sagacious, channeling their vigor towards the Exynos 2400 might yield more fruit. According to Samsung’s envisaged trajectory, the forthcoming Galaxy S24 series next year should herald the re-emergence of the Exynos SoC lineage.