Samsung is expected to launch its Galaxy S23 series phones in the first week of February according to the latest rumors and this might be the year where all models will launch with the same chipset globally. Rumors about an all-Snapdragon lineup of Galaxy S23 series phones have been going on for months and the latest earnings call from Qualcomm all but confirm these rumors are true.
During their Q4 earnings call (transcript in the source link) Qualcomm CFO Akash Palkhiwala confirmed expectations for a strong second half of the March quarter (Q1) 2023 which likely coincides with the first months of sales for the Galaxy S23 series phones. He also confirmed Qualcomm has moved from a 75% share (of chipsets) in the Galaxy S22 series to a global share – meaning Qualcomm chipsets for all models of the S23 series.
So from a March quarter perspective, you’re right, the benefit from the Samsung launch for the new phone would be in the in kind of the second half of the March quarter. So it comes in towards the end of the quarter, but that will be an advantage, whereas our share from 75% in G S22 goes up to global share in G S23. – Akash Palkhiwala (Qualcomm CFO)
Qualcomm CEO Cristiano Amon confirmed a multiyear partnership with Samsung which will bring Snapdragon chipset to all premium Samsung Galaxy phones globally.
In handsets, we entered into a new multiyear agreement with Samsung, expanding the use of Snapdragon platforms for future premium Samsung Galaxy products globally. – Cristiano Renno Amon (Qualcomm CEO)
A report from last month still suggests an Exynos-powered Galaxy S23 series is not ruled out despite disappointment from in-house Exynos chips from the Samsung MX (Mobile eXperience) division.