Samsung is gearing up to launch its next flagship smartphone series, the Galaxy S24, in early 2024. However, unlike the Galaxy S23 series, which was powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy chipset across all regions, the Galaxy S24 series is expected to use a combination of Qualcomm and Samsung’s own Exynos processors, depending on the model and market.
According to a report by The Elec (via Sammobile), Qualcomm’s CEO Cristiano Amon indirectly confirmed the split between Qualcomm and Exynos chipsets on the Galaxy S24 series during an earnings call. He said that the “Galaxy S24 will be released soon… Qualcomm has the majority market share.”
The Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset is Qualcomm’s latest flagship SoC, which was announced in December 2023. It features a 4nm process, an octa-core CPU with a Cortex-X4 prime core clocked at 3.3GHz, an Adreno 730 GPU, a 25% faster and more efficient GPU, and an upgraded AI Engine. The chipset also supports up to 200MP camera, up to 8K video recording, and up to 144Hz refresh rate displays.
The customized version of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset for Samsung is rumored to have a higher clock speed for the prime core, which could give it an edge over the standard version in terms of performance. But like in previous releases, this version will likely be exclusive to the US and China markets, while other regions will get the Exynos variant.
The Exynos variant of the Galaxy S24 series is expected to use Samsung’s own Exynos 2400 chipset. It features a similar 4nm process, a ten-core CPU with a prime core clocked at 3.21GHz.
The Exynos 2300 chipset is Samsung’s first flagship SoC to use AMD’s RDNA3 graphics architecture, which promises to deliver a significant jump in performance compared to the previous generation.