For each of its flagship phones, Samsung used to offer both a Snapdragon and an Exynos variant, with each one intended for a different market, up until 2023. The whole Galaxy S23 range (Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus, and Galaxy S23 Ultra) will be internationally powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor this year. Samsung, meanwhile, will receive a unique version of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 that has been overclocked specifically for its new Galaxy models and is plainly referred to as "Snapdragon for Galaxy." In the hardware industry, Qualcomm, a partner as well as a rival of Samsung, designed this 8 Gen 2 chip, which Samsung Foundry manufactured rather than TSMC.
According to renowned leaker Yogesh Brar, Samsung may continue to rely on Qualcomm's capabilities for other future flagships, thus this "Snapdragon for Galaxy" project wouldn't be an one-off effort. For the Galaxy S24 series, this would imply a Qualcomm Snapdragon Gen 3, a Snapdragon Gen 4 for the Galaxy S25, and so on. You Might Like this:
That seems to be Samsung temporarily accepting defeat in the chipset market, which is excellent news for the majority of diehard Galaxy fans who have pleaded and petitioned Samsung for years to simply give up on the Exynos chipsets and fully rely on Qualcomm.
But until Samsung is satisfied that its Exynos for galaxy chips are once again competitive and on par with the best that Qualcomm has to offer, this total reliance on Qualcomm will undoubtedly continue. When that occurs, however, Qualcomm will probably collaborate with a different phone maker who may be granted the same privileges and be permitted to utilise slightly altered versions of its flagship chipset.