One of the major questions surrounding the upcoming Galaxy S24 series is how Samsung will handle the two chipsets that are rumored to power the line. In the past, Samsung used Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chips for its Galaxy S phones in the U.S. and China, while the latest Exynos application processor (AP) was used in other parts of the world. However, this year, there may be a change in strategy.
According to the latest rumors, Samsung is considering equipping the Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24+ with the Exynos 2400 chipset in all markets except the U.S. and China. In those two markets, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy chipset will be used. It’s worth noting that the Exynos 2400 may not be as powerful as the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, but it still offers impressive performance based on Geekbench tests.
The Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra, on the other hand, is expected to be powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy chipset regardless of the market it is released in. This chipset features an overclocked Prime Cortex-X4 core running at 3.40GHz, as well as underclocked Performance and Efficiency CPU cores. The Geekbench tests on the Korean version of the Galaxy S24 Ultra showed a single-core score of 2214 and a multi-core score of 6744.
As for the regular Galaxy S24 models, the Geekbench tests revealed that the Korean version (SM-S921N) will be powered by the Exynos 2400 chipset. This chipset consists of a Prime CPU core running at 3.21GHz, two Performance CPU cores clocked at 2.90GHz, three additional Performance CPU cores clocked at 2.59GHz, and four Efficiency CPU cores running at 1.96GHz. The single-core and multi-core scores for the Galaxy S24 were 2051 and 6204, respectively.
In summary, it seems that the rumors regarding the chipsets for the Galaxy S24 series are accurate. In the U.S. and China, all three models will be powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy chipset. In other markets, the Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24+ will feature Samsung’s newest chipset, the Exynos 2400, while the Galaxy S24 Ultra will have the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy chipset.
The decision to use the Exynos 2400 in some markets is likely a cost-saving measure for Samsung. By using its own chipset, the company can reduce expenses, especially considering Qualcomm’s licensing practices. Although the Exynos 2400 may not be as powerful as the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, it still offers impressive performance for the Galaxy S24 series.