Samsung’s Bold Move: Galaxy S24 to Revive Split Chipsets

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  • Samsung’s strategy shift: All Galaxy S24 models to feature Exynos chips.
  • Prominent leaker “Ice Universe” confirms Exynos 2400 for Europe.
  • Past Snapdragon vs. Exynos performance comparisons.
  • Expectations for the Samsung Galaxy S24’s 2024 launch and camera improvements.

For the forthcoming launch of the Samsung Galaxy S24 in the next year, Samsung appears determined to reverse one of the key strategies that led to the success of this year’s Galaxy S23 release.

In a notable departure from its previous approach, Samsung opted to employ a single chipset for all variations of the Samsung Galaxy S23, regardless of the global region. Historically, Galaxy S releases witnessed the use of split processors, with devices in the United States and Asia featuring Qualcomm silicon, while other regions received Samsung phones powered by Exynos chipsets.

It appears that this practice is making a return with the Samsung Galaxy S24. There have already been reports suggesting that Exynos-powered flagship devices will make an appearance in specific regions, and a highly credible leaker is now affirming this.

“Ice Universe,” a prominent leaker, tweeted, “Europe will adopt, 100%,” referring to the Exynos 2400 chipset and its inclusion in select upcoming Samsung Galaxy S24 models. This tweet came after others from the same source that revealed the Exynos 2400’s principal core will have a maximum speed of 3.16GHz while other cores will operate at 2.9GHz, 2.6GHz, and 1.95GHz.1.95GHz.

These figures are unlikely to alleviate the concerns of those familiar with previous Samsung Galaxy S models that utilized a split chipset approach. More often than not, models of the Galaxy S powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon technology outperformed their counterparts using the Exynos system-on-chip.

However, this was not the case with the Galaxy S23, as every model featured the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. This not only ensured consistent performance regardless of the phone’s global destination but also delivered top-tier performance for an Android device, thanks to the use of a variant of Qualcomm silicon optimized for speed.

Additionally, this chipset offered superior power efficiency, resulting in improved battery life for each Galaxy S23 model compared to its S22 counterpart. Particularly the Galaxy S23 Ultra, which demonstrated its remarkable performance in battery testing, received a high rating on our list of smartphones with the highest battery life.

The rationale behind Samsung’s decision to deviate from this experience and offer different chipsets for its Galaxy S24 models remains a matter of speculation. Some rumors suggest that the cost of Qualcomm’s forthcoming Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, currently in development, may dissuade certain Android phone manufacturers from adopting it in their devices. However, other reports indicate that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, when featured in select Samsung Galaxy S24 models, will be optimized similarly to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2.

In terms of specifications, Sammobile reports that the Exynos 2400 may possess a “more potent CPU structure” than the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, although its GPU may not be as robust. Further details are expected to emerge in October when Qualcomm hosts its annual Snapdragon Summit, where it traditionally unveils its latest silicon.

The launch of the Galaxy S24 family is not anticipated until early 2024, several months after the expected arrival of the iPhone 15 next month. Substantial enhancements in display and camera technology are expected, with the Galaxy S24 Ultra, in particular, rumored to feature a larger primary camera sensor and a variable telephoto lens, among other improvements.

Source(S): Tom’s Guide 

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