Will the Galaxy S24 have a Snapdragon chip?

Will the Galaxy S24 be using a Snapdragon chipset?

The Galaxy S24, a Samsung phone equipped with the powerful Snapdragon chip.

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The highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S24 series is rumored to be launched in the early months of the forthcoming year, but will the Galaxy S24 have a Snapdragon chip? Tech enthusiasts are buzzing with excitement and eagerly awaiting the release of Samsung’s next-generation flagship smartphone, but one thing that many would like to know is whether the phone will have a Snapdragon chip or make use of its own processor, Exynos.

As we inch closer to its possible release, speculations about which way things will go have been doing the rounds. So, in this article, we’ll investigate if the Galaxy S24 will come with a Snapdragon or Exynos chipset, weighing in on some early rumors.

Will the Galaxy S24 have a Snapdragon chip?

For years, Samsung has been using both Qualcomm Snapdragon and its in-house Exynos processors in different regions. While the company’s Exynos chips have shown improvements over the years, they have often fallen short in terms of processing speed and power efficiency when compared to their Snapdragon counterparts. As a result, users in Snapdragon-powered regions have enjoyed better performance and battery life on their Samsung devices. The Galaxy S23 series used Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 across all of its models worldwide.

In the case of the Galaxy S24 and S24+ models, recent rumors across Android Police and other tech websites suggest that Samsung is planning to offer both Exynos and Snapdragon versions of the device. At its annual LSI Tech Day, Samsung revealed what is likely to be a key component of its flagship smartphone series – the Exynos 2400 processor. According to a recent report from Korean media outlet TheElec, the Exynos 2400 chips might be used in the Galaxy S24 and S24+ devices. With Samsung heavily investing in its newest Exynos chip, it would make sense that it would roll out this technology into its latest smartphone line. However, similarly to the S22, regional chip variances might be on the cards. It could be the case that the choice of chip might be divided across global locations, with some places getting Exynos S24, and some receiving the Snapdragon model. There has been lots of contrast across the rumor mill concerning the S24 chipset, and with little information from Samsung, it’s hard to know how exactly things will pan out and speculations should be taken with a pinch of salt.

On the other hand, it looks like the Galaxy S24 Ultra might find itself excluded from any regional chipset divides. Paperwork leaked from the Bureau of Indian Standards (via Forbes) shows just a single model number for the S24 Ultra, pointing towards the Ultra model only coming with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 3. Perhaps this opportunity to definitely get the superior Snapdragon chip might even encourage buyers to consider investing in the upgrade to the Ultra.

Final thoughts

Overall, we’re still too far away from the release of the Galaxy S24 to reliably know if it will use a Snapdragon or Exynos chipset, but the launch of the Exynos 2400 could point to Samsung using its own technology to power at least some of its latest line of Galaxy devices, rather than getting one made by Qualcomm. If rumors and speculations so far are anything to go off, we might even be looking at getting different chips in different regions similar to what was offered with the Galaxy S22, but this isn’t confirmed. In addition to its chipset, we’ve been looking at other potential features of the upcoming Galaxy S24, including if it has MagSafe charging, and if it will retain the SD card slot to keep you occupied in the run-up to an official launch from Samsung.

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