Galaxy S24+ Global Release: Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 or Exynos 2400?

What you should know

  • The latest rumors suggest that the Galaxy S24+ might feature the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset in most countries, while the Galaxy S24 could be exclusive to the Exynos 2400 chipset.
  • Previously, all three devices in the Galaxy S23 line, regardless of the country they were sold in, came with the same Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset.
  • The rumor mill has been suggesting that Samsung might return to the practice of offering different chipsets depending on the location, a practice it had deviated from with the Galaxy S23 line.
  • Recent rumors also suggest that Samsung might put a Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 in the Galaxy S24+ in the Middle East and most countries of the world, while the vanilla Galaxy S24 will only come with Exynos 2400.

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Welcome to the Galaxy S24 multiverse. It’s a wild ride, with rumors about Samsung’s latest flagship line multiplying like rabbits. We’re practically gonna need wings to keep up with all the buzz.

The latest tidbit? Apparently, the Galaxy S24+ might come with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset in “most countries”. On the other hand, the regular Galaxy S24 might be an Exynos 2400-exclusive. This is a sharp turn from the reality we’ve been living in for the past few months.

Let’s take a step back. We need to revisit the chipset-related rumors about the Galaxy S24, the Galaxy S24+, and the Galaxy S24 Ultra. And while we’re at it, let’s not forget the Galaxy S21 and Apple‘s iPhones.

In the last episode… We traveled back a year to check out the Galaxy S23 line. All three devices, no matter where they were sold, were packed with the same Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset (excluding the Galaxy S23 FE which came with either Snapdragon or Exynos).

This decision? Kinda revolutionary. The norm is to install the most powerful chips in the top-tier flagships only. Like how Apple reserves its latest and greatest for the iPhone Pro and iPhone Pro Max models, while the regular iPhones get last year’s Pro and Pro Max chipset.

Before the Galaxy S23, Samsung played by these rules. The Galaxy S22 line came with either Exynos 2200 or Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip, depending on the location. The Galaxy S21 line followed suit – international and Korean models came with the Exynos 2100 chipset, while the US, Canadian, Chinese, Taiwanese, Hong Kong, and Japanese models got the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888.

But what about the Galaxy S24? For months, rumors suggested that Samsung was going to abandon the Galaxy S23 approach. The word on the street was that they were reverting to the “I’ll sell you a phone with a top-notch Snapdragon chip inside, depending on your ZIP code” strategy.

The consensus on the Galaxy S24 chipset scheme was this: The Galaxy S24 and the Galaxy S24+ would come with Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 in the US, China, and possibly Canada. Buyers from other countries would get the Exynos 2400 chip. The Galaxy S24 Ultra was expected to pack a Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC, regardless of where it’s sold.

But now? We’ve got some fresh rumors to stir the pot. Twitter tipster Ahmed Qwaider suggests that Samsung might put a Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 in the Galaxy S24+ in “the countries of the Middle East and most countries of the world”. He claims the regular Galaxy S24 “will only come with Exynos 2400”.

Another Twitter tipster, Tarun Vats, echoes this: “Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 is almost confirmed (99%) for Galaxy S24 Plus in India”. It’s a hot mess, but we’ve got some benchmarks to help make sense of it all.

These claims surfaced just hours after new benchmark testing scores were released. If you’re interested in the Snapdragon/Exynos drama, check out these latest Geekbench scores showing how Samsung is optimizing their in-house-made Exynos 2400.

January 17 – the big day – is almost here, so stay tuned!

Derrick Flynn
Derrick Flynn
With over four years of experience in tech journalism, Derrick has honed his skills and knowledge to become a vital part of the PhonesInsights team. His intuitive reviews and insightful commentary on the latest smartphones and wearable technology consistently provide our readers with valuable information.


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