So, last week, a rumor popped up. It was all about Samsung. The buzz was that the Galaxy S24+ might come with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor. And not just in one place, but globally.
A leaked spec sheet of the upcoming flagship lineup suggested this. We don’t have solid confirmation yet, but it’s looking more and more likely.
New rumors are swirling. They’re hinting at a Snapdragon-powered Galaxy S24+ for a few more markets. These are places where we initially thought the phone would ship with Samsung’s in-house Exynos 2400 SoC.
Here’s a headline for you: “Galaxy S24+ might get the Snapdragon chip in more markets than expected”.
Let’s take a trip back to 2023. Samsung equipped all three Galaxy S23 models with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor. There was no Exynos variant. The company didn’t even launch a flagship Exynos chipset.
But now, for better or worse, it’s returning to its in-house SoCs. The Korean giant has already announced the Exynos 2400. It’s the successor to the Exynos 2200 that powered the Galaxy S22 lineup in some markets.
But here’s the twist. Samsung usually ships the entire lineup with the same chipset in a region. Mostly, it’s Snapdragon in the US, Canada, and China. And Exynos in the rest of the world.
But this year, it’s going a different route. Evidence suggests the Galaxy S24 Ultra will get the latest Snapdragon chip globally. The other two models were expected to have a similar dual-chip strategy as in the past, like the Galaxy S22 series in 2022.
Last week’s leak created a bit of a stir. The Plus model was said to feature the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 outside the US, Canada, and China too. It seems the leak was spot on.
A user named @tarunvats33 claims there’s a 99 percent chance of the Galaxy S24+ shipping with the Snapdragon chip in India. That’s one of Samsung’s key markets. Only the vanilla Galaxy S24 will get the Exynos 2400 chipset in the country.
And there’s more. Tipster Ahmed Qwaider has confirmed a Snapdragon-powered Galaxy S24+ for the Middle East. They also claim that Samsung will ship the phone with the Qualcomm processor in most other countries.
But here’s the catch. That “most” is key. It suggests the Plus flagship won’t feature the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 globally. It will arrive with the Exynos chip in some markets. We did see an Exynos-powered Galaxy S24+ in benchmarks recently.
Here’s another headline: “The European version could ship with the Exynos chip”.
Leaks suggest that Samsung will reduce the prices of the Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24+ compared to the 2023 models in Europe. The prices may go down despite the latter upgrading from 8GB to 12GB RAM.
If we have to guess, this may have been possible because of the use of the in-house Exynos chipset. Thankfully, we won’t have to wait long for official confirmation. The Galaxy S24 series debuts on January 17.