Samsung recently unveiled its new chipset, the Exynos 2400 SoC. Anticipation is building around this chip's potential integration into the forthcoming Galaxy S24 series. This speculation is intriguing, especially considering the mixed feelings the tech community has towards the Exynos name. This skepticism was further fueled when Samsung opted for Snapdragon chips in their Galaxy S23 series for worldwide distribution.
A report from The Elec, a Korean news outlet, offers some clarity on this matter. It suggests that the premium model, the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra, will exclusively incorporate the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset, irrespective of the market or region. In contrast, the Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24+ models will feature either the Exynos 2400 or the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, contingent upon the region of sale. Indications point towards the Exynos 2400 versions launching in areas such as Africa, Asia, including South Korea, Europe, and Latin America. Meanwhile, the Snapdragon models are likely to be predominant in North American territories, including Canada and the US.
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Samsung's strategy appears reminiscent of their approach with the Galaxy S22 series. Sources claim that the company is nearing the conclusion of their distribution strategy for the various Galaxy S24 variants, implying that a deviation from this plan is improbable.
Diving deeper into the technicalities, the Exynos 2400 chipset is said to boast a CPU that's 70% swifter and AI processing that's 14.7 times faster than its predecessor. Additionally, the chipset will include the Xclipse 940 GPU, leveraging AMD’s newest RDNA3 architecture. Samsung remains tight-lipped about detailed GPU performance metrics but has hinted at remarkable enhancements in ray tracing performance for gaming. Historical trends, however, suggest that the Exynos 2400 might still lag behind the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 in terms of GPU prowess. Notably, the Exynos 2400's production utilizes Samsung Foundry’s 4nm LPP+ node, encompassing a 10-core CPU.
Concurrently, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset's specifications remain somewhat of a mystery. It's believed to be associated with TSMC's advanced technology. Nonetheless, speculations are rife about potential variations utilizing both the 3nm and 4nm processes. More concrete details are anticipated during Qualcomm's impending Snapdragon Summit scheduled for later this month.