Will the US Galaxy S24 Ultra Have a Lower Maximum Clock Speed?

While the S24 and S24 Plus will get the Exynos 2400 chipset in some regions, the S24 Ultra will use the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset globally. Samsung has an ongoing partnership with Qualcomm for chipsets with a higher clock speed. The 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy has faster clock speeds than the regular 8 Gen 2.

Similarly, we expect the 8 Gen 3 to feature a similar partnership. The 8 Gen 3 has an 8-core CPU Cluster. The regular variant of the 8 Gen 3 has a prime core (highest performance core) at 3300 MHz. Then, it has three performance Cortex-A720 cores at 3150 MHz. We have two Cortex-A720 mid-performance at 2960 MHz and two efficiency/ small cores, the Cortex-A520, at 2250 MHz. Effectively, it’s a 1+3+2+2 setup.

The 8 Gen 3 breaks over 2.1 Million points on the Antutu Benchmark app. It also crosses 2100 points on the single-core Geekbench test and scores over 7300 in the multi-core run. The chip uses TSMC’s efficient and reliable 4nm fabrication process. The GPU is the Adreno 750, and the regular version has a clock speed of 770 MHz.

According to older leaks, Samsung will get an exclusive GPU for the S24 lineup. The Adreno 750 for Samsung will feature a 1 GHz, or 1000 MHz clock speed. Samsung will also get a 100 MHz boost for the CPU clock speed. The 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy will apparently get a 3400 MHz Prime Core (highest-performing core).

Lower clock speeds for the USA S24 Ultra?

However, according to recent reports, not all regions will get the best 3400 MHz clock speed. From a recent post via The Galox on X, some regions will get the normal Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset with a 3300 MHz clock speed. Other regions will get the higher 3400 MHz speed.

The first model with a lower clock speed is apparently “Model B,” and the second model with a higher clock speed is “Model N & U.” There’s a chance that the second model is for markets like the United States since there’s a “U” in the name. We’re unsure about the models in China, India, and Korea.

Lower clock speeds

To summarize, the first model will have a higher clock speed on the Prime core, and the second one will get a slightly lower clock speed for the CPU.

A higher 3400 MHz speed in a region with high ambient temperatures could result in thermal issues. Samsung does provide vapor chambers, so it shouldn’t cause too many problems. Assuming the report is accurate, there isn’t a perfectly valid reason for a discrepancy in clock speed. A 0.1 GHz difference will mean absolutely nothing in real-life performance. We’ll find out more at the official event on 17th January.

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: techblizpro@gmail.com (Follow on X/Twitter)

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