1. Samsung is increasing the RAM amount on its flagship smartphones, specifically the Galaxy S24+ will have a 12GB RAM option.
2. Samsung usually limits the smaller two models of its flagship smartphones to 8GB of RAM, while offering 12GB or even 16GB on the Ultra model.
3. The Korean version of the Galaxy S24+ has appeared on Geekbench with a 12GB RAM variant, powered by Samsung’s Exynos 2400 chipset.
4. Samsung is confident that the Exynos 2400 can compete with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 in terms of performance, particularly with its GPU.
Samsung Increases RAM on Galaxy S24+ to 12GB
After rumors, it has been confirmed that Samsung will be increasing the RAM on its flagship smartphones next year, specifically the Galaxy S24+. The device has recently appeared on Geekbench with a 12GB RAM option. This is a significant upgrade compared to this year’s Plus model, which only offers 8GB of RAM.
Variations in RAM Among Galaxy S Series
Since 2019, Samsung has been releasing three flagship smartphones under the Galaxy S series. These phones vary in several aspects, such as screen size, camera capabilities, RAM, storage, battery, and more. Typically, the smaller models are limited to 8GB of RAM, while the Ultra model has offered 12GB or even 16GB of RAM as seen in the Galaxy S20 Ultra and Galaxy S21 Ultra.
Rumors and Benchmark Listings
Earlier this year, rumors started circulating that Samsung plans to reintroduce a 16GB RAM option for the Galaxy S24 Ultra in 2024. Rumors also suggested that the base models, Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24+, would come with 12GB of RAM. However, initial benchmark listings only showed the former with 12GB of RAM and the latter with 8GB of RAM. Fortunately, this has now changed.
Galaxy S24+ with 12GB RAM Confirmed
The Korean version of the Galaxy S24+ (model number SM-S926N) recently appeared on Geekbench, confirming the availability of a 12GB RAM variant. The phone is powered by Samsung’s Exynos 2400 chipset and achieved scores of 2,044 in single-core tests and 6,406 points in multi-core tests. It’s important to note that these scores may not accurately reflect the phone’s overall performance. Previous benchmark listings have shown the Exynos 2400 outperforming the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 in some cases and lagging behind in others.
Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 and Exynos 2400 Comparison
The Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 will power the Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24+ in the US, China, and a few other markets, as well as the Galaxy S24 Ultra globally. The performance comparison between these two chips is of great interest. Both are 4nm SoCs, but they have notable differences. Samsung’s Exynos chip features a deca-core (ten cores) CPU setup, while the Snapdragon has eight cores.
Exynos 2400 Performance and Samsung’s Confidence
Historically, Exynos processors have performed worse than Snapdragon solutions, particularly in terms of power efficiency and thermal management. This has affected their overall performance significantly. However, Samsung is confident that the Exynos 2400 can compete well against the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3. The company has high hopes for the chip’s GPU performance. Only time will tell if the new Exynos solution can meet these expectations. The Galaxy S24 series is set to be released in January 2024.