Samsung Galaxy S23/S22 FE may use MediaTek’s mobile application processor

For a long time, flagship Android phones generally choose Qualcomm’s Snapdragon series, and occasionally Samsung’s Exynos series, but basically you can’t see MediaTek’s Dimensity series. Things seem to have changed with the launch of MediaTek’s Dimensity 9000 late last year. As the first SoC with ARMv9 architecture and the first SoC to support 7500 MT/s LPDDR5X memory, Dimensity 9000 has a relatively good performance in benchmark tests.

According to Business Korea, the recent good development of MediaTek has attracted Samsung’s attention, and it may use MediaTek’s mobile application processor on the next Galaxy S22 FE and Galaxy S23. It’s unclear which SoC Samsung will choose, but it is rumored that about half of the Galaxy S22 FE and Galaxy S23 in Asia will be powered by MediaTek’s SoC.

It is reported that Samsung is considering the early release of the Galaxy S22 FE and Galaxy S23, and the time may be selected in the second half of 2022, which is consistent with the launch of the Galaxy S23 Plus and Galaxy S23 Ultra. Although the Dimensity 9000 is currently MediaTek’s top SoC, Samsung considers not only performance issues but may choose MediaTek’s solution for other reasons.

In addition, MediaTek’s pricing is more advantageous than Samsung’s own Exynos series. If Samsung introduces MediaTek’s Dimensity series, it can reduce the cost of products in terms of benefits. Most of the time, MediaTek sells low-end products, and cost control has always been a strong point. Samsung has also used it in the Galaxy A series. But on the other hand, it also means that it will further compress the market share of its own Exynos series.