Samsung mysteriously disappeared from Qualcomm’s list of OEM partners during today’s announcement of the second-generation Snapdragon 8 processor. There are rumors that the Galaxy S23 may use a special variant of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2.
The original Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 model number was SM8550-AB, and like previously announced Snapdragons, higher-bin versions of Qualcomm’s chip have model numbers ending in AC.
Samsung may be using a special variant of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 with the model number SM8550-AC. Will it come with special branding like Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Pro or Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Plus? We don’t know yet, but it’s been confirmed that at least the US version of the Galaxy S23 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor.