The Samsung Galaxy S23 FE will start in the third quarter 2023 as the cheapest member of the S23 series. However, it looks as if Samsung will once again use different chipsets depending on the market. Leaks from Geekbench tests and from official support sites had already indicated this development. Now it has been confirmed again.
The global variant of the Samsung Galaxy S23 FE has popped up on Geekbench with a 4Nm Exynos 2200 processor and 8GB of RAM. This is the same chipset as the Galaxy S22 Ultra. The Exynos 2200 was repeatedly criticized for being less energy efficient than its Qualcomm counterpart. But that didn’t stop the S22 Ultra from leading our buyers guide for the best smartphones with this chip for several months. The main reason for the efficiency differences was allegedly Samsung’s 4 Nm manufacturing process, which wasn’t as efficient as TSMC’s 4 Nm process.
The US variant will be based on exactly this 4 Nm node from TSMC thanks to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset. Here, too, 8 GB of RAM were onboard in the Geekbench test. Qualcomm is generally seen as the better choice. That has even led to Samsung unveiling a Galaxy S21 FE with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset in India this week.
Chipsets aside, the Samsung Galaxy S23 FE will also feature a 6.4-inch AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. The battery has a capacity of 4,500 mAh and unfortunately only charges with a manageable 25 watts. There is also a 50 megapixel main camera on board.