Qualcomm Confirms Samsung Galaxy S23 Series Will Feature Snapdragon SoC Globally

Qualcomm’s CEO Cristiano Amon also confirmed that the company has entered into a multiyear partnership with Samsung for all premium Galaxy phones globally.


Qualcomm has confirmed that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S23 series will feature the company’s new Snapdragon SoC under the hood. The chip maker confirmed the news in its latest earnings call, suggesting a strong second half of the March quarter, which likely coincides with the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S23 series. Qualcomm CFO Akash Palkhiwala also revealed that Qualcomm’s share of chipsets for the Galaxy S-series has moved from the Galaxy S22’s 75 per cent to a global share, meaning that Qualcomm’s chipsets will be used for all models of the Galaxy S23 series.

The Samsung Galaxy S23 series — Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+ and the Galaxy S23 Ultra — was recently spotted on Geekbench with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC. All three models, namely the Galaxy S23, S23 Plus and Galaxy S23 Ultra, will feature the upcoming Snapdragon flagship SoC, which will be unveiled on November 15.

Qualcomm’s CEO Cristiano Amon also confirmed (via) that the company has entered into a multiyear partnership with Samsung for all premium Galaxy phones globally. Qualcomm will unveil more details about the upcoming Snapdragon chipset powering the Galaxy S23 series at the Snapdragon Summit event on November 15.

According to various Geekbench listings, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC has a 1 + 4 + 3 core configuration. Its prime core has a clock speed of 3.36GHz, which is the highest ever in a Snapdragon SoC. The four performance cores have a clock speed of 2.80GHz, whereas the three efficiency cores peak at 2.0GHz. The SoC also features an Adreno 740 GPU. Other details of the Galaxy S23 series have leaked online in the past.

Samsung Galaxy S23 Series Leaked Specifications

Other than the processor, all three Galaxy S23 series phones are likely to support 25W fast charging at least. They will also support 15/ 25W wireless charging. Design renders of the S23 and S23 Plus had leaked previously. The design renders revealed the new camera setup details, which now no longer feature a module. Instead, the devices will sport three circular lines and follow the design language of the more premium S23 Ultra.

The frame is flat and the display continues to sport a hole-punch cutout. The Galaxy S23 will sport a 6.1-inch AMOLED display, whereas the S23+ will sport a 6.6-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display. The top-end S23 Ultra will sport a 6.8-inch QHD+ AMOLED display with curved sides and a hole-punch cutout. All three phones will feature 120Hz refresh rate support.

On the back, the S23 and S23 Plus will feature a 50MP main camera, a 12MP ultrawide sensor and a 10MP telephoto camera. The devices will sport a 12MP front camera. The top-end Ultra model will sport a quad-camera setup on the back. It will feature a new 200MP main camera along with a 12MP ultrawide camera. There will be two 10MP telephoto camera sensors with 3x and 10x optical zoom support.

The Galaxy S23 Ultra is also said to pack a 5000mAh battery. The standard Galaxy S23 will pack a 3900mAh battery, which will be slightly bigger compared to the S22’s 3700mAh battery. The Galaxy S23 Plus will pack a bigger 4700mAh battery under the hood. The Galaxy S23 series is expected to launch in Beige, Black, Green and Light Pink colours at least. We can expect them to be available in more colour options.