Samsung Partners with Qualcomm for Long-Term Snapdragon Chip Supply

Samsung‘s got news. Big news. They’ve inked a deal with Qualcomm, locking in Snapdragon for Galaxy chips for their next-gen flagships. During a recent earnings call, Qualcomm spilled the beans. They said, “We’re also announcing that we extended a multiyear agreement with Samsung relating to Snapdragon platforms for flagship Galaxy smartphone launches starting in 2024.” They’re pretty chuffed about it, talking up the Snapdragon 8’s value and their tight-knit relationship with Samsung.

People dig Qualcomm chips in their Galaxy flagships. This partnership? It’s like music to their ears. It means Qualcomm’s crème de la crème will keep powering Galaxy devices for years to come. And, oh, there’s an ad break here. You know, for those moments when you’re craving a distraction.

But wait, there’s more. Despite the Snapdragon love affair, Samsung’s not ditching its Exynos chips. Nope, they’re sticking around too. This multi-year Qualcomm deal kicks off this year, with the Galaxy S24 series being the debut lineup. The Galaxy S24 Ultra? It’s going global with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy SoC. The Galaxy S24 and S24 Plus, though, they’re keeping it in the family with the Exynos 2400 SoC in many places. Kinda like old times, before the Galaxy S23 series went all-in on Qualcomm.

Samsung’s been hustling, closing the gap between Qualcomm’s chips and its own Exynos silicon. The Exynos 2400? It’s nipping at the heels of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy. Don’t expect Samsung to throw in the towel on its Exynos development, especially with those flagship Snapdragon chips costing a pretty penny.

Rumor has it, Samsung’s cooking up a Galaxy-exclusive chip, possibly the Exynos 2500, for the base and Plus models in certain regions, like the EU. But, for the high-flying Ultra models? They’re likely sticking with Snapdragon chips worldwide, just like the Galaxy S24 series. And there you have it, straight from Qualcomm’s mouth.

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