Heads up, European Galaxy S24 hopefuls. You’re not gonna like this. A report from Winfuture suggests that Samsung‘s planning to ship the Galaxy S24 and S24+ with the Exynos 2400 in Europe. But wait, there’s more. The Galaxy S24 Ultra? That’s getting an overclocked Snapdragon 8 Gen 3.
Let’s talk about the Galaxy S24 chipsets confirmed for Europe. It’s no secret that Samsung’s playing with two different processors for the Galaxy S24 series. The Ultra model? That’s getting the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 globally. The other two models? They’re getting the Exynos 2400 in some markets. But, things aren’t as clear-cut as they seem.
Now, where were we? Ah, yes. Rumor has it that the Korean tech giant’s planning to use two versions of the Snapdragon chip. One’s an exclusive “for Galaxy” version with an overclocked CPU. The other? The standard Snapdragon 8 Gen 3. But here’s the kicker. It’s not clear whether this difference will be based on the model, region, or a mix of both.
Let’s take the Galaxy S24 Ultra as an example. It could come with the higher-clocked chipset, while the others get the standard one (in markets where they feature the Snapdragon SoC). Or, Samsung could throw us a curveball and use the higher-clocked processor in all three models in some regions and the standard one in others.
But wait, there’s more confusion. We’re not sure about the regions where Samsung will ship the Galaxy S24 and S24+ with the Exynos 2400. Some reports suggest the Plus model will get the Snapdragon chip in most countries, with the Exynos version only in a few regions. But guess what? We now know that European buyers will get the Exynos version of the phone.
Back to the story. The new report says the Galaxy S24 and S24+ versions with “B” at the end of their model numbers (SM-S921B and SM-926B) will feature the Exynos 2400. Interesting, right? But there’s no evidence of a global version of the Galaxy S24+ with a different suffix in its model number. The “N” is for the Korean version and the “U” is for the US version.
If there’s a Snapdragon-powered unit for global markets, it might have the “E” suffix in its model number. But so far, we’ve got nothing. Does that mean it’ll ship with the Exynos chip in most global markets? We’ll have to wait and see. But don’t worry, it won’t be a long wait. The new Samsung flagships go official on January 17.
Now, let’s talk about the Ultra model. It’s getting the overclocked Snapdragon chip in Europe. Winfuture’s report confirms this. The chipset has its Cortex-X4 prime CPU core clocked at 3.4GHz, higher than the standard version’s 3.3GHz. There are rumors about other CPU cores being clocked lower than the standard version. But, that could be because of some reports rounding off the values. We’ll have to wait for the official confirmation from Samsung. Stay tuned.