Samsung was expected to switch to MediaTek SoC for Galaxy S22 FE smartphone and Galaxy S23 series. However, it is reported that the South Korean tech giant may not be making that move just yet. The aforementioned smartphones are expected to arrive in the second half of 2022. Until now, Samsung has offered Qualcomm Snapdragon or Exynos chipsets with its high-end smartphones such as the recently launched Samsung Galaxy S22 line. The company has yet to officially reveal any information about these rumored phones.
In accordance with whistleblower Yogesh Brar (@heyitsyogesh), Samsung may not release a smartphone based on MediaTek for a while. For now, the Galaxy S22 FE and Galaxy S23 are expected to run either Snapdragon or Exynos chipsets. If or when Samsung decides to move to MediaTek chipsets for its flagship phones, we may see Dimensity SoCs being used instead of Snapdragon chipsets. Even in the case of its future smartphones, Samsung is expected to retain the use of its Exynos SoCs.
This rumor contrasts sharply with a recent report that suggested that the Galaxy S22 FE phone and the Samsung Galaxy S23 series could have MediaTek processors. Samsung has already introduced the MediaTek SoC for its affordable A-series, F-series, and M-series smartphones. Thus, it is highly likely that we may soon get a MediaTek-based flagship offering from Samsung. The report also hints that after the release, Samsung may use MediaTek chips in up to half of the Galaxy S22 FE and Galaxy S23 series of smartphones.
Earlier in February this year, Samsung launched the Galaxy S22 lineup in India, which includes the vanilla Samsung Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, and Galaxy S22 Ultra. These phones feature Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC in India and Exynos 2200 SoC in other markets. On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G debuted in January 2021 with an Exynos 2100 SoC.