Samsung’s Galaxy S23 series of smartphones marked the surrender of the South Korean giant to its biggest rival in the processor sector, Qualcomm, a company of which it is a client (you know, business is business). If the Galaxy S23 line bet completely and for the whole globe on the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, things are not going to be different for the future series Galaxy S24, which I would bet exclusively by Qualcomm SoCs to the detriment of the Exynos.
Contrary to certain rumors that have circulated, Samsung continues to develop and promote its Exynos processors, but it is clear that the South Korean giant has stopped trusting them for its top-of-the-range terminals. In fact, not even a partnership with AMD to introduce RDNA 2 has been able to save Exynos from the debacle against Snapdragon (at least at the high-end), a situation that aims to be maintained for the future generation of Samsung’s top-of-the-range smartphones. .
The logical thing is to think that Samsung’s Galaxy S24 series will bet, except for surprise, for the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 as SoC. There are still more rumors and leaks than facts about this processor, but it seems that Qualcomm is determined to compete one on one with an Apple that is apparently better positioned within ARM thanks to the successive versions of Bionic and Apple Silicon that have been implemented for a few years. years in Mac computers. Whether or not Qualcomm achieves its goal is another matter, but the chip giant aims to bet big on an improvement in power.
However, the exclusive bet on Snapdragon for the Galaxy S24 series could be something that is not closed, since Samsung would be developing an Exynos 2400 that could be included in some models of the smartphone seriesAlthough there are voices out there that say that it is actually a maneuver by Samsung to force Qualcomm to lower its prices. In other words, everything seems to indicate that the Exynos 2400 is not a bluff, but we will have to see how far Samsung is willing to go, which, seeing recent events, would have to improve a lot if it wants to have a position of strength when it comes to negotiating. with Qualcomm.
Will there be any Samsung Galaxy S24 models with Exynos SoC? For now the answer is “very unlikely”, but there are still many months until the presentation of the smartphones and the South Korean giant may work a miracle, a miracle that, at least in appearance, is difficult to achieve.