Rumors and speculations regarding the Samsung Galaxy S24 lineup have started to pick up momentum. And while some of them seem too good to be true, some sources have valid reasoning behind their claims. For the latter case, one rumor that has been picking up attention is Samsung opting for the Exynos 2400 for the upcoming lineup.
This might just be one of the interesting rumors we have had about Samsung in the past few weeks. Wondering why? Well, with the Galaxy S23 series, Samsung went all-in with Snapdragon SoC, ditching its Exynos chipset entirely. So, it would be quite surprising to see Samsung reintroduce the Exynos chipset in the upcoming S25 lineup. But if the recent rumors are true, why would Samsung make such a move?
Exynos in Galaxy S24 Lineup Could Make Samsung Lower the Rising Costs
It goes without saying that Samsung will see a major cost saving if it opts for Exnos SoC in the Galaxy S24 lineup. Most importantly, according to a recent report, Samsung supposedly lost all its bargaining power with Qualcomm after equipping the entire Galaxy S23 series with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. That would not have happened if Samsung had used Exynos in at least one of the regions. At least, that is what an IT industry executive has to say.
And you might be able to recall Qualcomm’s “no license, no chips” policy, which is widely despised by all the phone manufacturers. But what will Samsung bring to the table by saving money on the Galaxy S24’s chipset? According to a report, Galaxy S24 phones with Exynos 2400 may offer 256GB of storage in the based model.
In other words, regions that will have Exynos-equipped Galaxy S24 devices will get more storage in the base model without needing to pay extra. Other reports suggested Samsung saw its cost of acquiring APs last year rise to 49 percent from the year before.
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That means Samsung can possibly reverse that trend by returning back to an AP it produces in-house for its flagship line. In simpler words, using the Exynos 2400 SoC in at least some regions will enable Samsung to lower the pricing increases in 2024. Of course, a major chunk of phone enthusiasts doesn’t seem too excited about Samsung using Exynos 2400 in its Galaxy S24 lineup.
But not everyone really cares about the chipset that they have on their phone. To be exact, most consumers probably don’t even know the name of their flagship phone’s chipset. So, Samsung might not be in much trouble by integrating the Exynos 2400 in some versions of the Galaxy S24 devices.
But the Exynos 2400 Is Rumored to Be a Great Chipset!
Things take a wild turn if you consider the rumored performance of the Exynos 2400. Samsung has opted for a 4nm process to manufacture the chipset. And according to an industry official, the yield of Samsung’s 4nm process is stabilizing with positive reactions. That, at least, suggests the Galaxy S24 phones with Exynos 2400 will perform better than expected.
Moreover, Samsung would not want to lose the consumer’s trust again. So, it is likely to fine-tune the performance of the Exynos 2400. According to what phone enthusiasts are speculating, Samsung will at least make the Exynos 2400 match the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 in terms of performance.
Of course, considering the past developments, it goes without saying that the GPU of the Exynos 2400 might actually have what it takes to beat the GPU of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3. But things are not really clear for the SoC’s CPU performance. We will have to wait for more Galaxy S24 leaks to get further details.