There's been a lot of talk going on about the return of the Exynos SoC to the Galax S flagship series. Samsung is reportedly developing the Exynos 2400 with the idea of debuting it with the Galaxy S24 lineup. But even if this turns out to be correct, a new rumor says that the company might divide the chipset across the Galaxy S24 series in a very unusual way.
The rumor (via Twitter) explores the possibility that Samsung could use the Exynos 2400 SoC only for the base Galaxy S24 model. And even in that case, the standard Galaxy S24 would still be divided between Exynos 2400 and Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 markets. However, in some markets, Galaxy S24 buyers would be getting stuck with the Exynos 2400 SoC.
Meanwhile, the Galaxy S24+ and Galaxy S24 Ultra would use the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC exclusively in every market without adopting the Exynos 2400 anywhere. They would be powered only by Qualcomm, which could satisfy the exclusivity contract between Samsung and the US chipmaker.
Samsung may try proving Exynos is back without scaring customers
Interestingly, the Exynos 2400 SoC might be a hit if Samsung can get all the pieces right, and some recent rumors sound promising. This might be the last chance for Samsung to prove that its Exynos SoC and chipset manufacturing process are top-notch. So, weirdly, there's a chance that the base Galaxy S24 models powered by Exynos will be a sleeper hit.
That is, assuming Samsung's next in-house chip will deliver great power and the Exynos 2400-enabled Galaxy S24 will have enough battery life to match the Snapdragon variants.
As for the reasons why Samsung might reserve the Exynos 2400 SoC only for the base Galaxy S24 model, there could be many. Samsung may have to respect some agreements with Qualcomm. The company may also want to avoid scaring away customers after it gave them the superior Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 experience through the Galaxy S23 flagships. And perhaps Samsung wants to prove to the world and Foundry clients that the Exynos 2400 SoC is a fantastic chip without breaking the bank on manufacturing it in large quantities.
All things combined, oddly enough, might make the base Galaxy S24 model powered by the Exynos 2400 really good. Or, at the very least, on equal footing with Qualcomm's solution. But if this pans out as Samsung seemingly hopes it will, it could turn the tide in favor of Exynos for the Galaxy S25 series in 2025, and Samsung chipsets could become the preferred choice.