The unexpected return of the Exynos processor is noted with the arrival of the Exynos 2400 SoC in 2024. Samsung has nevertheless decided not to equip the Galaxy S24 Ultra with this chip.
After a year of absence on the global chipset market, the Exynos processor makes a notable return in 2024. With the introduction of the new SoC Exynos 2400Samsung hopes to restore the image of its range, often perceived as inferior to the competition, with obviously the Qualcomm Snapdragon chips which equip the entire Galaxy S23 range, regardless of the regions of the world.
The Exynos has had a rough time, often criticized for its lackluster performance compared to the Snapdragons. These criticisms pushed Samsung to opt exclusively for Snapdragon in all Galaxy S23s launched in 2023.
Samsung remains discreet about the technical characteristics of the Exynos 2400, particularly regarding GPU performance. And, a priori, the Korean manufacturer would have decided not to generalize this chip across the entire Galaxy S24 range.
Only Snapdragon on the Galaxy S24 Ultra?
Indeed, despite the launch of the Exynos 2400, the Galaxy S24 Ultra would be equipped with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, regardless of the region of sale, according to information relayed by TheElec. This suggests that Samsung implicitly recognizes the superiority, or at least user preference, for Snapdragon SoCs, particularly among gamers.
The Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, the inevitable point of comparison for the Exynos 2400, would not be made by Samsung, but by TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company), using the advanced N4P manufacturing process. This could play a significant role in the performance differences between the two chips.
The actual performance of future Galaxy S24s is therefore still shrouded in mystery.
What to expect from the Galaxy S24 Ultra?
The Galaxy S24 Ultra promises subtle but significant improvements in its design, with a reduced bezel, thus offering a symmetrical and compact aesthetic with dimensions of approximately 162.3mm X 79mm x 8.7mm.
The screen, an AMOLED in WQHD+ definition with LTPO of 6.8 inches, would offer a variable refresh rate down to 1 Hz and an increased maximum brightness, reaching up to 2200 cd/m².
Concerning its photographic capabilities, the S24 Ultra would position itself as a serious competitor with a potential main sensor of 200 megapixels (Isocell HP25X) and a phase detection autofocus called Super Quad. Other features include a 50-megapixel x5 telephoto lens, a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens, a 10-megapixel x3 telephoto lens, and a 12-megapixel selfie sensor.
The smartphone would maintain a 5000 mAh battery with a maximum charge of 45 W. There is also talk of a powerful Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxya modified version of the SoC dedicated to Samsung devices.