Samsung’s flagships are usually equipped with either Qualcomm’s top of the line Snapdragon processors or its own Exynos processor, but things are getting interesting as Business Korea reports that we could be seeing a Mediatek chip in the Galaxy S22 FE and Galaxy S23, which is expected to be unveiled in the second half of 2022.
While it would seem rather weird that Samsung would want to introduce the successor to the S22 that soon, the S22 FE could really happen this year and its interesting that the company has decided not to use their Exynos 2200 chipset that was co-developed with AMD, this could also mean that Samsung might be giving up on making high-end chipsets to compete with Qualcomm and Mediatek, though we certainly don’t expect Samsung to stop making Exynos chips entirely since they are still being used on its latest A series phones.
Mediatek has proven its Dimensity chips to be on par with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chips in both mid-range and high end smartphones when it comes to power efficiency and performance, the Dimensity 9000 has definitely gathered good impressions from reviewers testing out phones like the Redmi K50 Pro, and Dimensity equipped phones are usually competitively priced against Snapdragon powered phones.
One of the reasons that lead to this decision could also be Mediatek’s effort in ramping up its market share in other markets, as most of its market share remain in China, the company might have struck a deal with Samsung with hopes in increasing their market share in the US, Korea and Europe, since Samsung is still the leading Android phone brand outside of China, this action would most certainly benefit both companies equally in increasing sales volumes.
Would you buy a Galaxy S22 FE if it is equipped with a Dimensity 9000 chip?
Source: Business Korea