Qualcomm CFO Akash Palkhiwala, during Q4 earnings call, said that the company’s revenue will benefit from Samsung’s launch of the new phone in the second half of the March quarter of 2023. He confirmed that the chipmaker would have a “global share” in the Galaxy S23, up from about 75 percent on the S22 series. This suggests that a majority of Samsung Galaxy S23 smartphones will be equipped with Qualcomm’s next Snapdragon flagship and not Samsung’s own Exynos SoCs.
Samsung and Qualcomm signed a multi-year agreement in July this year to equip Snapdragon chipsets for future premium Samsung Galaxy products globally. The agreement includes PCs, tablets, extended reality and more. The extension encompasses 3G, 4G, and 5G technologies and devices and will also include future 6G standards and products.
The anticipated Galaxy S23 series is likely to come with upgrades over this year’s Galaxy S22 lineup. Recent Geekbench listings allegedly confirmed the presence of a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset on the upcoming Galaxy S23, Galaxy 23+ and Galaxy 23 Ultra models.