Samsung Galaxy S24 to Use Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC Instead of Exynos Chipset
Samsung has been known to use different chipsets for its Galaxy S flagship series. However, according to a Twitter tipster named Connor, next year’s Galaxy S24 line will not use an Exynos chip. This means that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC will likely be employed instead, just like the current Galaxy S23 series.
It should be noted that the chipset powering the Galaxy S23 series is the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy SoC with the X-3 core overclocked at 3.36GHz. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 will also sport four performance cores and three efficiency cores.
The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is Qualcomm’s current top-of-the-line chipset
Another tipster named Revegnus expects the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 to carry a 1-5-2 configuration with a high-performance Cortex X-4 core running at 3.20GHz, five Cortex-A720 performance cores running at 3.0GHz, and two Cortex-A520 efficiency cores running at 2.0GHz. This tipster takes the rumored specs even further and says the chip will feature the Adreno 750 GPU, the Snapdragon X75 5G modem (with a 20% improvement in energy efficiency), and support for LPDDR5 RAM with Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 4.1.
Tipster says that there will be no Exynos chipsets used on next year’s Galaxy S24 line
Regardless of which tipster is closest to the actual specs of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, it does seem that Samsung has no plans to use an Exynos chipset on the Galaxy S24. Samsung is reportedly working on designing a new Exynos chipset using ARM’s Cortex CPU cores. However, this high-powered SoC reportedly won’t be ready in time for next year’s flagship series and could debut with the Galaxy S25 line in 2025 if it does debut at all.
It seems that Samsung is sticking with Qualcomm for its Galaxy S line for the foreseeable future. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC will likely be employed on next year’s Galaxy S24 line instead of an Exynos chipset. While Samsung is reportedly working on a new Exynos chipset, it won’t be ready in time for next year’s flagship series.