Samsung appears to be reconsidering its chip strategy for the upcoming Galaxy S24 series. After relying solely on Snapdragon processors for the Galaxy S23 line, there are now reports suggesting the return of Exynos chips in some Galaxy S24 models.
The new and promising Exynos 2400 will power the Galaxy S24 devices destined for Europe, Africa, and certain Asian regions. Conversely, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 is likely to be at the heart of devices heading to China, South Korea, and the United States.
The Lowdown on Exynos 2400 Specifications
The chipset reportedly uses a 10-core CPU (1+2+3+4 configuration) featuring a diverse range of cores clocked at different speeds. Unlike the octa-core Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, the Exynos 2400 is compatible only with 64-bit apps, meaning it can’t run older 32-bit applications.
Rumors also suggest that the Exynos 2400 will support UFS 4.0 storage and LPDDR5X RAM with a bandwidth of 8.5Gbps. The built-in ISP (Image Signal Processor) can reportedly manage up to 320MP camera sensors and up to 8K 60fps videos, bringing cutting-edge camera capabilities to your smartphone.
Doubling Down on Graphics Performance
In the graphics arena, the Exynos 2400 is expected to feature the Xclipse 940 GPU, which uses twice the GPU cores compared to the Xclipse 920 GPU in the Exynos 2200. This suggests that the Exynos 2400’s Xclipse 940 GPU would have 12 GPU cores, theoretically doubling the graphics performance compared to the Exynos 2200.
This increase should bring the Exynos 2400 to the level of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. However, the actual performance could be significantly higher, depending on the clock speeds of these RDNA2 cores.
Enhanced AI and Connectivity Features
Reports indicate that the Exynos 2400 surpasses its predecessor in terms of AI computing performance.
In terms of connectivity, we expect the upcoming Exynos chip to come equipped with the Exynos 5300 modem unveiled earlier this year. This modem offers impressive maximum downlink speeds of up to 10Gbps on a 5G network, supports NSA and SA 5G networks, and is compatible with mmWave and sub-6GHz networks.
Moreover, rumors suggest that the modem is compatible with two-way satellite connectivity, providing emergency calling and messaging capabilities even in areas without a cellular network.
We also expect the Exynos Processor to support other connectivity features, including BDSm Galileo, GLONASS, GPS, Wi-Fi 6E/Wi-Fi 7, Bluetooth 5.3, NFS, and USB 3.2 Type-C.
As we await the official announcement from Samsung, the rumored specifications of the Exynos 2400 hint at a powerful and versatile processor that could take the smartphone experience to new heights.