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- A Korean news outlet has claimed that Samsung is working on the Exynos 2400 chipset.
- It claims that Samsung hopes to use it in the Galaxy S24 series next year.
- Samsung’s current deal to use Snapdragon chips probably rules out the return of Exynos power for now.
The Galaxy S23 series is the first time since 2015 that a Galaxy S family is powered by a single processor, as all three Galaxy S23 models are powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor. We expect this to be the case for the 2024 Galaxy S24 series as well, but a Korean news outlet suggests otherwise.
The meal Business News publication reports that Samsung is developing Exynos 2400 processor, with a view to use in Galaxy S24 series next year. The publication further claims that the chip is not expected to enter mass production until November 2023 at the earliest.
However, we are not so sure about this report. The biggest reason for our skepticism is the fact that Qualcomm and Samsung signs a contract for 2022 that makes Qualcomm Snapdragon chips the only chipset in Galaxy S flagship phones.
Qualcomm CEO Cristiano Amon noted at the time that this was a “multi-year” deal, suggesting that the Galaxy S24 series will also only be powered by Snapdragon silicon. So we’re certainly not holding our breath for an Exynos-powered Galaxy S24 series in 2024.
Galaxy S23 FE with Exynos 2200 inbound?
Otherwise, meal also confirmed one recent report that the Galaxy S23FE is on its way and will be powered by last year’s Exynos 2200 processor. The publication claimed that the phone will land in H2 2023 and it could be priced at 800,000 won (~$608). It further claimed that Samsung has improved the Exynos 2200’s performance by making unspecified “design changes”.
For what it’s worth, rumors leading up to the launch of the Galaxy S22 suggested that Samsung slashed the clock speed of the Exynos 2200 GPU due to heating problems. So we could potentially be looking at better performance and/or efficiency than the Galaxy S22 series if indeed the company has made design-related changes.
Would you buy an Exynos 2200-powered Galaxy S23 FE?