It is widely reported that Samsung has ditched the Exynos 2300 for the Galaxy S23, using the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. However, there has been no official word from Samsung or Qualcomm regarding Snapdragon’s exclusive presence. Some reports claim that the Galaxy S23 will use a higher clocked version of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. Now more information about the Exynos 2300 has emerged.
According to Wild rumor from Twitter user @sto_denebkaitosExynos 2300 has four high-performance CPU cores; It has four power-efficient CPU cores and a special core that takes care of One UI performance. That particular core could be a Cortex-M series unit focused on smoothing things out on the software side. Apparently, The Exynos 2300 scored 4,500 on Geekbench’s multi-core CPU test.
Give it a try. (opens in new window)Another tipster @OreXda claimed. Samsung created its dream engineering team in 2020 to create the new processor. This team is reportedly being formed while development of the Exynos 2100 is underway, and the first chip designed by the team could be introduced in 2025. Samsung is teaming up with AMD and Google for this chip, and it’s probably the most stable. The highest performance chips ever used in Galaxy smartphones.
Samsung might stick with an AMD GPU for the in-house chipset designed for the Galaxy S25.
I am talking about rumours. Samsung’s flagship smartphone chipset for the Galaxy S25 includes two Cortex-X5 CPU cores; Two Cortex-A7xx CPU cores; Four Cortex-A5xx CPU cores and an RDNA3-based AMD GPU with eight cores (four WGP or Workgroup processors). It may have a special One UI optimization unit similar to the Exynos 2300 for a smooth UI. This chipset may or may not be labeled as Exynos.
Looking back at the possibility of the Exynos 2300 being used in some Galaxy S23, the rumor mill insists that won’t happen. The chipset may not make it into mass production at all, and the Exynos team is reportedly trying to compete with the Exynos 2400, a Snapdragon chipset released for 2024 flagship phones.
All of this is really interesting reading, but you should take this information with a pound of salt. With flagship Exynos processors, it’s unclear whether Samsung is trying to make a big comeback with a cool chip for the Galaxy S25. As for the Galaxy S23, Samsung seems to be going all out with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2.