There is a lot of speculation about the manufacturer of the system semiconductor ( SoC ) that will be installed in Samsung Electronics’ next Android smartphone, the Galaxy S24 . Currently, the Snapdragon 8 3rd generation, which Qualcomm plans to release in October, and the Exynos 2400, which is being developed by Samsung Electronics, are mentioned as the chips installed on the Galaxy S24 . When Samsung Electronics launched the Galaxy S22 in 2021 , it installed the Exynos 2200 in products released in Europe and some regions, but chose all Qualcomm products for this year’s Galaxy S23 . Qualcomm supplied a customized Snapdragon 8 2nd generation chip that slightly improved the maximum operating clock.
On the other hand, it is inevitable that the Galaxy S24 will be equipped with the Exynos 2400 to some extent. However, European consumers who have experienced the Galaxy S22 equipped with the Exynos 2200 prefer the Qualcomm Snapdragon.
■ Possibility of using Snapdragon and Exynos in the Galaxy
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The 3rd generation Snapdragon 8 is scheduled to be unveiled at the annual technology event ‘Snapdragon Summit’ in October, and features a Cryo CPU based on Arm Cortex-X4 architecture, Qualcomm Hexagon Engine for AI processing , and 7.5Gbps download in a 5G environment. It is scheduled to be equipped with a Snapdragon X75 modem capable ofThe Exynos 2400, a smartphone chip being developed by Samsung Electronics, is expected to be equipped with up to 10 CPU cores, including one high-performance core based on the Arm Cortex -X4 architecture , and the Xclipse 940 GPU based on AMD RDNA 2 technology .
When Samsung Electronics launched the Galaxy S22 in 2021 , it was equipped with the Exynos 2200 in Europe and some other regions, but this year’s Galaxy S23 was entirely equipped with the second generation Snapdragon 8. The Galaxy S24 is likely to use a mix of Qualcomm Snapdragon and Exynos depending on the release region.
■ Geekbench 6 benchmark results show Snapdragon 8 3rd generation superiority
Qualcomm is currently not officially disclosing the performance improvement of Snapdragon 8 3rd generation. However, related figures are being exposed through Geekbench 6, a benchmark app commonly used to compare smartphone performance.
According to benchmark results captured at the end of July, a device believed to be Samsung Electronics’ Galaxy S24 Plus ( SM-S926U ) had a standard 1-core (single-thread) score of 2233 points and a multi-core (multi-thread) score of 6661. point.
On the other hand, Exynos 2400 has not shown any new results since the benchmark results exposed last April. At the time, the Exynos 2400 had a 1-core score of 1530 points and a multi-core score of 6210 points, which was inferior in 1-core performance, which has a significant impact on processing speed in games.
■ “Use the optimal solution according to regional characteristics”… preference is key
At the Galaxy Unpack press conference held in Seoul at the end of July , Noh Tae-moon, head of 메이저놀이터Samsung Electronics’ MX division, said, “The policy of securing optimal solutions through cooperation with strategic partners and utilizing them according to regional characteristics is maintained and will continue in the future.” “It is,” he said.
However, it appears that considerable consideration will be needed to decide which region to deploy the Exynos 2400 to. The Galaxy S22 , released in Europe in 2021, was equipped with the Exynos 2200, but received backlash from consumers in the region because its performance was inferior to the first generation Qualcomm Snapdragon 8.