Samsung Galaxy S24 Series Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 vs Exynos 2400 Launch Countries


Samsung is bringing back its homegrown Exynos chipset back to the flagship Galaxy lineup in several markets outside the US. The Samsung Exynos 2400 was teased late last year. Let us go through the list of countries where Samsung is using Snapdragon and Exynos.

Model Country Chipset
Galaxy S24 Ultra Global , Worldwide Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
Galaxy S24 US, China, Japan, Canada Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
India, UK, Europe, Rest of the World Exynos 2400
Galaxy S24+ US, China, Japan, Canada Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
India, UK, Europe, Rest of the World Exynos 2400

Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra

The S24 Ultra will be powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset across all countries and this is the same as last year and it is not surprising that Samsung is sticking to Qualcomm for the top-end flagship device.

 

Samsung Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24+

In several markets such as US, China, Japan and Canada, the S24 and S24+ will be powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 3. In all other countries, the S24 and S24+ will be powered by the Deca-core Exynos 2400 chipset.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 vs Samsung Exynos 2400

Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 Exynos 2400
Based on TSMC 4nm N4P Based on the 4nm Samsung LPP+ process technology
1 x Kryo Prime CPU (Arm Cortex-X4 based) at up to 3.3GHz, 5 x Kryo Performance CPUs (3 x Arm Cortex-A720 at up to 3.2GHz and 3 x Arm Cortex-A720 based at up to 3GHz), 2x Kryo Efficiency CPUs (Arm Cortex-A520 based) at up to 2.3GHz, ARMv9 architecture Deca-Core CPU with 1 x ARM Cortex-X4 CPU for ultimate processing power at 3.2 GHz, 2 x ARM A720 CPUs at 2.9 GHz and 3 x ARM A720 CPUs at 2.6 GHz for optimal performance and 4x 2.2GHz ARM A520 CPUs at 2 GHz optimized for efficiency
Qualcomm Adreno next-gen GPU, Vulkan 1.3 API support, HDR gaming (10-bit color depth, Rec. 2020 color gamut), API Support: OpenGL ES 3.2, OpenCL 2.0 FP, Vulkan 1.3, Real-time Hardware-Accelerated Ray Tracing with Global Illumination, Support for Unreal Engine 5 Lumen Global Illumination and Reflections System, Snapdragon Game Super Resolution, Adreno Frame Motion Engine 2.0, Snapdragon Game Post Processing Accelerator Samsung Xclipse 940 GPU, AMD RDNA 3 architecture, hardware accelerated ray tracing (RT) and variable rate shading (VRS)
5G speeds of up to 10Gpbs down, 5G mmWave and sub-6 GHz, standalone (SA) and non-standalone (NSA) modes, mmWave: 1000 MHz bandwidth, 8 carriers, 2×2 MIMO, Sub-6 GHz: 300 MHz bandwidth, 4×4 MIMO 5G NR Sub-6GHz 9.64 Gbps (DL) / 2.55 Gbps (UL), 5G NR mmWave 12.1 Gbps (DL) / 3.67 Gbps (UL), LTE Cat.24 8CA 3Gbps (DL) / Cat.22 4CA 422Mbps (UL)

Over the years, the Galaxy devices powered by Snapdragon have been more popular amongst users which is why Samsung is sticking to Qualcomm chips for the S24 Ultra. The chipset aside, the functionality should be the same across both versions. We would be getting our hands on both the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 powered Galaxy S24 Ultra and the Exynos 2400 powered S24 and it would be interesting to compare the performance numbers.


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