Samsung hasn't used an Exynos chip in its flagships in South Korea since the Galaxy S21. However, according to fresh reports, the company might change this next year and release the Galaxy S24 series in Korea sporting an Exynos 2400 chip, marking the return of the in-house solution to the domestic market.
Previously, it was rumored that Samsung might use the Exynos 2400 chip for the Galaxy S24 series in European and Southeast Asian countries. A fresh report from the local media now says that Samsung will also use the Exynos 2400 SoC in its home market to improve cost competitiveness and help bolster the Semiconductor division's market share.
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The Exynos 2400 is has 10 CPU cores
The Galaxy S22 series in Korea used the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip, while the Galaxy S23 lineup everywhere in the world employed the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 “for Galaxy” solution. For the first time in three years, Galaxy flagship phone users in Samsung's domestic market might get an Exynos chip in 2024.
Although Exynos doesn't have as good a reputation as Snapdragon chips nowadays, a one-year break may have given Samsung enough time to get back on track and develop a competitive solution. Time will tell, of course, but preliminary specs sound promising.
The Exynos 2400 is said to boast a 10-core CPU and twice the GPU performance of the Exynos 2200. The chip might have one Cortex-X4 CPU core clocked at 3.1GHz, two Cortex-A720 CPU cores @2.9GHz, three Cortex-A720 cores @2.6GHz, and four Cortex-A520 cores @1.8GHz.
In addition, the chip is said to support only 64-bit apps (similar to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3) and boast an Xclipse 940 GPU, which rumors have it uses twice as many GPU cores as the Xclipse 920 solution.
One thing seems to be certain: If Samsung wants to promote its chip-making capabilities and show the world that its processes have improved, the company will have to impress with its Exynos 2400 chip, especially after it gave customers in Korea a taste of Qualcomm's more stable and powerful platform for two years in a row.