The idea that Samsung will create a FE (Fan Edition) version for its Galaxy S23 flagship didn’t surprise anyone. Therefore, we kept talking in previous articles about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S23 FE. We’ve learned a lot about its specs and renders.
Even since the world became aware that Samsung is preparing a Fan Edition for its 2023 flagship, one of the most burning questions was this: will the South Korean tech giant opt for a Snapdragon processor or for one of its own Exynos chipsets? It seems that we may finally have an answer.
Galaxy S23 FE’s Snapdragon variant will be available only in the US
Samsung has confirmed that the Galaxy S23 FE will have a variant powered by a Snapdragon chip, as revealed by a benchmark listing on Geekbench and as SamMobile informs. The US variant was benchmarked with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, a processor that is now outdated and not as cutting-edge as its predecessors. This means the S23 FE will not be as powerful as its predecessors, as the Galaxy S20 FE and Galaxy S21 FE used the same Exynos and Snapdragon chips as their non-FE counterparts.
The Exynos 2200 is still an efficient chip, and Samsung has had ample time to optimize it since its debut in 2022 due to the Galaxy S22 series. However, even die-hard Samsung fans seem to prefer Snapdragon over Exynos, and many may be disappointed that they will only be able to get the Exynos 2200 variant of the S23 FE.
The Samsung Galaxy S23 FE will showcase a cutting-edge 6.4-inch AMOLED screen boasting a FullHD+ resolution. Its refresh rate reaches 120Hz, ensuring a smooth visual experience. Additionally, the display will be safeguarded by the advanced Gorilla Glass Victus technology.
Moving on to the memory and storage prowess, this aspect of the S23 FE is equally impressive. The device will flaunt an impressive 8GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB of built-in storage.