In a surprising move, Samsung is set to revert to its dual-chip strategy for the upcoming Galaxy S24 series, following the global release of the Galaxy S23 series featuring the Snapdragon chip. The S24 series will witness the deployment of Exynos 2400 in select markets and Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 in others. However, recent rumors cast a shadow of doubt over the Exynos-powered variant.
Exynos 2400 vs. Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
Renowned tech tipster @Tech_Reve, formerly known as X on Twitter, has delivered a blow to the Exynos 2400’s reputation. It appears that the Exynos 2400 falls short when compared to its Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 counterpart in terms of CPU and GPU performance. While multi-core CPU performance is nearly on par, the Exynos lags in single-core performance. This unexpected outcome contradicts Samsung’s efforts to enhance its chip’s capabilities.
Manufacturing Process and Design Blamed
The tipster attributes the Exynos 2400’s shortcomings to Samsung’s manufacturing process and chip design. The Exynos 2400 employs Samsung’s 4nm 4LPP+ process node, while the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 is produced by TSMC using its 4nm N4P process. Both chips reportedly share similar power consumption, but the Exynos chip falls slightly behind in overall CPU performance. Additionally, its GPU consumes more power and boasts lower stability compared to its Snapdragon counterpart.
Samsung’s Lingering Exynos Challenges
Despite Samsung’s year-long hiatus to address Exynos issues, it seems the company has yet to completely overcome its chip-related challenges. Historically, Exynos processors have struggled with power efficiency, performance, and thermal management, consistently underperforming against Snapdragon alternatives. This year, Samsung temporarily abandoned its dual-chip approach in favor of Snapdragon for the Galaxy S23 series, signaling a concession to public dissatisfaction.
Uncertain Future for Samsung
As neither chip has been officially released, a comprehensive comparison remains elusive. However, the track record of the source, known for Samsung leaks, suggests a degree of reliability in this information. While it is advisable to await official data on the Exynos 2400 and Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Samsung appears to face an uphill battle in reclaiming its reputation in the chipset arena. As more information becomes available, we will continue to keep you updated on these developments.
The article originally appeared on Android Headlines.
In summary, Samsung’s decision to reintroduce its dual-chip strategy with the Exynos 2400 and Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for the Galaxy S24 series has raised concerns due to recent revelations. The Exynos chip appears to lag behind its Snapdragon counterpart in terms of CPU and GPU performance, despite Samsung’s efforts to rectify previous chip-related issues. This unexpected setback leaves Samsung facing a challenging road to redemption in the competitive chipset market.