A few weeks ago, a report came out that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S23 FE will get an Exynos 2200 chipset. There was even a matching Geekbench test that seemed to confirm the rumor. However, some regions, like the US, will get the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 instead. But there may be more to it than that, especially when it comes to the Galaxy S24 series.
This year, Samsung relied exclusively on Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processors for the chipsets of the Galaxy S23 generation. According to rumors at the time, South Korea was dissatisfied with the performance of the Exynos 2400 platform. Therefore, there have also been rumors that the deal with Qualcomm will also extend to the Galaxy S24 series. While that’s still true, Samsung is now considering going back to its Exynos CPUs for the Galaxy S24 series in some regions, according to an insider tip.
Even if the Galaxy S23 FE uses the old Exynos 2200 from the Galaxy S22 series, the 2024 flagship should switch to the Exynos 2400. The GPU on this chip is said to have four times the compute units of the 2200’s Xclipse 920. Therefore, the graphics performance should be in significantly different performance regions. Also, some very early CPU benchmarks revealed that the single-core performance is close to that of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy. In contrast, when it comes to multi-core performance, the Exynos 2400 is 20% ahead. Of course, the new chip will have to compete against the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 in the end, so it’s too early to make predictions.
“I’d be surprised if Samsung decided to return to Exynos for the important European market, but we might see it in some smaller markets to ensure Samsung’s in-house platform stays in the game. There’s also likely an element of Samsung wanting to keep Qualcomm on its toes too, which may be what is driving these recent rumours.”Ben Wood, Chief Analyst and CMO of CCS Insight
Galaxy S24 with same selfie and zoom cameras
The final decision will probably be a few months away. Also, Samsung may wait to see how the Galaxy S23 FE performs in terms of sales before changing course for its Galaxy S24 series flagships. Apart from that, the upcoming Samsung smartphones are said to get no new selfie camera and no new zoom camera. But rumor has it that 65 watts of fast charging are finally on board.