A crazy rumor out of Korea emerged in May, alleging that Samsung would skip high-end Exynos processor launches in 2023 and 2024. It’s quite the claim, as it would mean Samsung’s Galaxy S23 and S24 would exclusively use Qualcomm Snapdragon silicon.
Veteran analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has since partially echoed this claim, asserting that the Galaxy S23 is likely to use Snapdragon power only. That would be a major turn of events for Samsung, which has used a dual-sourcing approach for its Galaxy S flagships for years. But there are several reasons why this could be a good thing.