There was a feeling of relief when the samsung confirmed that the Galaxy S23 line would only have Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processors. But that doesn’t mean that’s the end of the chips Samsung Exynos in the Galaxy S family. This week, the company showed signs that the Exynos 2400 can equip the future Galaxy S24.
Such signs emerged on a conference call about Samsung’s financial results in the first quarter of 2023. There, the company confirmed that it is trying to reintroduce Exynos chips into its high-end mobile devices.
The subject was raised in response to a question about the possibility that the Galaxy S24 marks the return of Exynos chips to the S series. Given by an executive at Samsung’s LSI division, which develops the chips, the answer was this:
The MX (Mobile Experience) division is a major customer and focuses on developing business with a product line that can be applied to all segments of the Galaxy series. We are also working on re-entry (of the Exynos chips).
Note that the answer does not specifically mention the Exynos 2400 model, nor the Galaxy S24. But it is not difficult to relate one thing to the other. As far as we know, this is the only high-performance Exynos under development by Samsung.
Exynos 2400 and its (alleged) ten cores
Rumors circulating on specialized sites and social networks indicate that the Exynos 2400 will be a chip with ten CPU cores, in the following configuration:
- A maximum performance Cortex-X4 core
- Five high-performance Cortex-A720 cores
- Four energy-efficient Cortex-A520 cores
It is a set that tends to exceed expectations. The profile @OreXDA posted on Twitter what would be the results of the Exynos 2400 on Geekbench 5. The benchmark shows 1,711 points in the single-core test and 6,967 in the multi-core test.
These are numbers that exceed the average of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 that equips the Galaxy S23 line: 1,578 and 5,081 points, respectively.
But there is still distrust
In the Galaxy S line, Samsung equipped part of the models with Exynos chips and another with Snapdragon units. But, in general, cell phones with chips from Qualcomm have superior performance and energy efficiency compared to chips from Samsung.
That’s why there’s so much “kissing” about Exynos chips. And that’s also why the decision to equip the Galaxy S23 line with Snapdragon units was so celebrated.
The question that remains in the air is whether the Exynos 2400 can put an end to the bad reputation of this line of chips. The numbers on Geekbench 5 are encouraging, but benchmark tests are just references. They may not accurately indicate chip performance in real-world usage scenarios.
Furthermore, if the Exynos 2400 is actually launched, it will have to show service in front of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, which is also in development.
At the moment, the only certainty is that Samsung is in a dilemma. If, on the one hand, the mobile device division needs to seek maximum performance for the Galaxy S line, on the other hand, the semiconductor division has the challenge of not becoming technologically deficient.
With information: Android Authority, SamMobile.