Samsung Scraps Exynos 2300 Chip Codenamed ‘Quadra’

The performance of the Exynos 2300 and Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is comparable to that of the Exynos 2100 and Snapdragon 888

Samsung has reportedly pulled the plug on its much-anticipated Exynos 2300 chipset, codenamed “Quadra,” even before it could enter mass production. The tech giant’s decision has left the industry speculating about the underlying reasons for this unexpected move.

Popular tipster @Revengus disclosed the Exynos 2300’s fate in a Twitter post. He claimed that the decision to discontinue mass production of the Exynos 2300 processor had nothing to do with any MX-related difficulties. Instead, it was a preemptive choice made within the company’s DS division before to the chip’s mass production phase.

Despite never reaching mass production, the Exynos 2300 generated a lot of attention in the tech world. Early evaluations revealed that it had performance levels comparable to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, which is presently Qualcomm’s flagship chip. To put things in context, the Exynos 2300 was tested alongside its predecessors, the Exynos 2100 and the Snapdragon 888, which powered the Galaxy S21 series a few years ago.

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Although all of the speculation and scrutiny, the exact reason for Samsung’s decision to discontinue Exynos 2300 mass production remains unknown. Some suspect that production costs were a deciding factor, while others believe Samsung chose Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for strategic reasons in its next smartphone releases.

Even though the setback with the Exynos 2300, reports suggest Samsung is working on the Exynos 2400, which is expected to be released in Q4 2023. This new chipset is likely to take advantage of Samsung’s breakthrough 4nm manufacturing process, which has allegedly resulted in higher yields.

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