Samsung Galaxy S23 series, S22 FE tipped to be powered by MediaTek processor


  • Samsung will reportedly use MediaTek processor in its upcoming flagships
  • The company might ditch its in-house Exynos SoC
  • The Galaxy S22 FE and S23 are expected to come with MediaTek chipsets in Asia

Samsung Galaxy S23 series is tipped to be powered by a MediaTek processor. The Galaxy S22 FE (Fan Edition) will also be equipped with a MediaTek chipset, according to a new report from the publication Business Korea.

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Samsung uses MediaTek chipsets in some of its mid-range Galaxy A-series phones. The Galaxy S22 series was unveiled just two months ago but early reports of the South Korean brand’s plans of launching the next-generation S23 lineup with MediaTek chipsets are surprising. For the uninitiated, Samsung offers its flagships in two processor options, i.e., in-house Exynos and Snapdragon processors.

Samsung to use MediaTek processors in its upcoming flagships

Samsung Galaxy S22, S22 Plus, and Galaxy S22 Ultra

The Samsung Galaxy S22 lineup is powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 in India

Until now, Samsung used its custom Exynos SoC and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chipset in its high-end Galaxy flagships. The smartphones with Exynos chipset were launched in developing markets whereas developed countries received Snapdragon-powered devices. Fortunately, this year, the Indian market also got Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 powered Galaxy S22 series. 

Business Korea reports that Samsung could use a MediaTek chipset for the first time in its flagship offering. However, the name of the exact MediaTek processor remains unclear. It could be the Dimensity 8100 or Dimensity 9000 SoC. The report also adds that the Galaxy S22 FE and Galaxy S23 with MediaTek chipsets will be available in Asia. This also indicates a possibility that Snapdragon-powered Samsung flagships will still be sold in the rest of the world. 

The Samsung Galaxy S22 FE could arrive as the brand’s first flagship with MediaTek SoC later this year since the Galaxy S22 series is already available and there is no chance of the Galaxy S23 launching till early next year. 

The report also hints that Samsung’s Exynos chipsets might be losing ground. Both Exynos 2200 and Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 have failed to deliver flagship-level performance. With MediaTek Dimensity 9000 performing better than Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and Exynos 2200, this should not actually come as a surprise. For MediaTek, this could be the moment to shine. 


Viraj Gawde

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