Global Galaxy S23 FE to feature Exynos 2200, US version will get the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1

Ivan, 14 July 2023

The Samsung Galaxy S23 FE is coming in the third quarter of this year as the no-nonsene member of the Galaxy S23 series, but it looks like it won't be united around the same chipset globally.

Geekbench runs and official support pages reveal the Galaxy S23 FE will run different chipsets, depending on the market. The global variant will carry the 4nm Exynos 2200 with 8GB of RAM. This is the same chipset as the Galaxy S22 Ultra and one that is criticized for being less energy efficient than its Qualcomm-made peer. The main reason behind the disparity in efficiency was reportedly Samsung's 4nm manufacturing process, which wasn't as efficient as TSMC's 4nm process.

The US Samsung Galaxy S23 FE The US Samsung Galaxy S23 FE
The global Samsung Galaxy S23 FE

However, the US variant of the Galaxy S23 FE is still based on Samsung's 4nm node in the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, so the disparity in efficiency may be nonexistent.

Qualcomm is generally perceived as the better choice, so much so that Samsung even unveiled a Snapdragon 888-powered Galaxy S21 FE in India this week.

The global Samsung Galaxy S23 FE The global Samsung Galaxy S23 FE
The US Samsung Galaxy S23 FE

Looking beyond the chipsets, the Galaxy S23 FE will have a 6.4-inch 120Hz AMOLED display, a 4,500mAh battery with 25W charging, and a 50MP main camera.



Reader comments

Exynos on my S22U is not running hot and performance alway very fast. Battery life is so so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. Extremely stable device and no lag. My score 7 / 10. I would give SD8 gen1 a score 6 / 10. Pure because it get's so hot so easy. Big ...

  • Anonymous
  • 26 Jul 2023
  • DkD

Every devices has flaws ... even godly apple and macs . Nothing is perfect . This temperament has lagged science for centuries ... the ecstacy for symmetry and perfection will only shield us from true beauty

  • Anonymous
  • 18 Jul 2023
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I first read that the S23FE was gonna have an Exynos 2200 variant and thought like "noone is gonna want that variant", then I saw that the other one has the Snapdragon 8G1 lol. Normally I wouldn't be against using last year's flag...

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