Samsung’s upcoming flagship series, the Galaxy S24, passed through the FCC certification, revealing some details about the chipset it will use. According to a report by Android Authority, the Galaxy S24 and S24 Plus will come with Qualcomm chipsets, expected to be the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy.
The FCC filing did not mention the chipset name explicitly, but it did reveal that the devices will use the Qualcomm modem for 5G, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. It also said that the modems enable the Qualcomm Smart Transmit feature, which optimizes transmission speed and improves the network performance.
The use of a Qualcomm modem all but confirms that the Galaxy S24 and S24 Plus will have the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor. Before the Galaxy S23, Samsung used their own modems with Exynos chipsets, so this is a clear indication of the switch to Qualcomm.
This contradicts the rumors that Samsung will use Exynos chipsets for the Galaxy S24 series for the global release, and Snapdragon for the US market. A Korean news outlet reported that Qualcomm’s CEO Cristiano Amon indirectly confirmed the split between Qualcomm and Exynos chipsets on the Galaxy S24 series during an earnings call.
However, one thing’s for certain: the Galaxy S24 Ultra will come with a Snapdragon chip. The FCC filing for the Ultra model also showed that it will use the Qualcomm modem, and it is unlikely that Samsung will use different chipsets for the same device in different regions.
The Galaxy S24 series is expected to launch as an AI phone on January 17, 2023. The devices will feature new chipsets and improved cameras. Stay tuned.
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