Samsung VP Hints at Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for All Galaxy S24 Models

According to some earlier reports, Samsung was initially planning to use both the Exynos 2400 and the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for the Galaxy S24 and S24 Plus. Some regions would get the 8 Gen 3, and others would get the Exynos 2400.

They’re both capable chips in their own right. The Exynos 2400 has a whopping 10-core CPU, and the peak clock speed is exceptionally high. The Prime core has a 3.1 GHz clock speed, and it offers the highest level of performance. It has two Cortex-A720 cores at 2.9GHz, which are the performance cores. It then has three more Cortex-A720 cores at 2.6GHz.

Finally, Samsung uses four mid-tier/ efficiency cores, the Cortex-A520 at 1.8GHz. The chip uses the 4LPP+ 4nm Samsung node. It has alleged improvements to the transistor density, efficiency, and performance versus thermal balance. We don’t think it can match the 4nm TSMC node that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 uses.

The 8 Gen 3 will probably have better efficiency, but we’ll have to wait for tests. According to early Geekbench scores, the Exynos 2400 scores about 6500 on the multi-core test and about 2000 on the single-core test. It beats 1.6M points on Antutu. Both these figures are behind the 8 Gen 3’s leaked benchmarks.

The Exynos 2400 has a significant boost in AI performance, however, but so does the 8 Gen 3. The 8 Gen 3 is, meanwhile, an 8-core chip with one Cortex-X4 core at 3.3GHz, three Cortex-A720 cores at 3.15GHz, two Cortex-A720 cores at 2.96GHz, and finally two Cortex-A520 small/ efficiency cores at 2.26GHz. It scores about 7400 points on the multi-core Geekbench test, 2200 on the single-core test, and breaks 2 Million on Antutu.

It has the Adreno 750 GPU at 770MHz. The 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, however, could have a 1GHz clock speed. The Exynos 2400’s XClipse GPU has a 1200MHz clock, but we expect the Adreno GPU to remain better at efficiency.

According to Straightnews Media, TM Roh’s alleged successor, the current Vice President at Samsung, Wonjun Choi, says that Samsung might use only the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 across the entire lineup. TM Roh’s style of business is entirely different from Wonjun Choi’s. TM Roh focuses on cutting costs and investing in software, while Wonjun is a staunch hardware enthusiast.

Wonjun Choi said, “We will not necessarily choose Exynos or Snapdragon, but will decide on the best chipset option that can provide the best experience to consumers.” This means that Samsung could use only the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 across the entire S24 lineup if the Exynos 2400 underperforms.

We’re not sure whether the Exynos 2400 is currently underperforming. So we’re not sure whether Samsung will end up going all-Snapdragon. Using only the 8 Gen 3 doesn’t make sense for profit margins. We also don’t know the kind of standards to expect from the Exynos 2400. Samsung might be satisfied with a lot less than we think.

Ankan is a tech enthusiast with a particular passion for Samsung gadgets. He has extensive hands-on experience testing out the latest Samsung smartphones, tablets, wearables, and other devices. At SamInsider, he provides reliable coverage of everything happening in the Samsung world. Email: (Follow on X/Twitter)

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