A Samsung spokesperson has confirmed that the Note line will be incorporated into the Galaxy-S23 series as Ultra. Therefore, Samsung intends to make the Galaxy S series bigger than ever, both in terms of the number of phones and specifications as well as marketing.
It is now speculated that Samsung may switch entirely over to Qualcomm's Snapdragon processors on the Galaxy S23 to ditch its Exynos processors. As part of its flagship Galaxy S series phones, Samsung has traditionally used both Exynos and Qualcomm processors.
In contrast, Exynos-powered Samsung Galaxy S phones were available worldwide, while Qualcomm-powered models were limited to China and the US. It was not popular with many people that they didn't have a choice.
The Samsung Galaxy S22 series was the first to be powered by Qualcomm chips in India, while Exynos-driven models were only available in limited markets earlier this year.
Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst with TF International Securities, estimates that Samsung may just eliminate the use of two chipsets for different markets next year.
Several tweets posted by Kuo suggest that Qualcomm's SM8550 processor can outperform the Exynos 2300. In this case, it could be because of the SM8550's use of TSMC's 4nm fabrication process, which is considered better than Samsung's, which is used in the Exynos 2300 chipset.
In recent years, Qualcomm has been using Samsung's fabbing technology for its chipsets, which made Samsung's decision easier since the difference in performance was not significant.
Nevertheless, Samsung probably thinks it's better to take a step back following the change in the process. As compared with the SM8450 and SM8475, Kuo claims the SM8550 is better. As a result, it is superior to Samsung's Exynos chipset.
In regards to the Galaxy S23's specifications, Samsung has not yet confirmed anything. However, switching to Qualcomm chipsets would give Samsung more control over power efficiency in its next flagship, Kuo says.
It has been reported in a separate report that Samsung might use a telephoto sensor with a resolution of 10 megapixels for the Galaxy S23 series, similar to the one found on the Galaxy S22. The handling of photos may improve, however, given the fact that the processor would be faster than it is now.
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