Samsung’s upcoming flagship Galaxy phones won’t have an Exynos chipset after all. At least, this will apply to the Galaxy S24 Ultra, which will be equipped with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor worldwide.
Samsung surprised friend and foe at the beginning of this year with the Galaxy S22 series. For the first time, the South Korean manufacturer has decided to use Qualcomm chipsets worldwide. For a while it seemed like Exynos would disappear from Galaxy S series devices forever. However, it seems that Qualcomm’s exclusivity was short-lived – it is already known that Samsung’s Galaxy S24 series will be based on Exynos chipsets. More specifically, it may be related to the Exynos 2400 processor. However, this does not appear to be the case for the Galaxy S24 Ultra.
Rumor maker Revignus He writes on X (formerly Twitter) that the Galaxy S24 Ultra will get Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 worldwide. Samsung may eschew Exynos chipsets for its better flagship phone. The manufacturer has never before differentiated its flagship phones based on chipsets.
The Exynos 2400 is still planned for the Samsung Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24 Plus. It is easy to explain that the South Koreans use Qualcomm chipsets in the top model. Exynos chipsets are known for their relatively high power consumption. Furthermore, they often perform worse than many Snapdragon chipsets. By only equipping the top model with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor, it will outperform other Galaxy S24 models in terms of battery life and performance. Ideal for marketing materials, and therefore sales of the Ultra model.
A major upgrade for Galaxy Ultra
Samsung seems to want to beef up the Galaxy S24 Ultra’s offering anyway. First of all, the Ultra gets a new titanium casing, compared to the aluminum found on the Galaxy S24 and S24 Plus. The phone also gets a newer 200MP main camera (ISOCELL HP2X). There’s also a new 50MP telephoto camera (3x zoom). The 10MP telephoto camera with 10x zoom has been retained from the Galaxy S23 Ultra.
The screen looks very much like its predecessor. The AMOLED display is reportedly 6.8 inches and will have a 120Hz refresh rate. However, the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra’s peak brightness is said to be higher than the S23 Ultra, which remains at 1,750 nits. For comparison, Apple’s iPhone 15 series always achieves a peak brightness of 2,000 nits.
Samsung Galaxy S24 series batteries are in the picture
Planned launch in 2024
Although more and more details are leaking, we will have to wait a little longer for the launch. The best new Galaxy S models are always unveiled in January or February. This also appears to apply to the Galaxy S24 series.
Take the details mentioned with a grain of salt. None of the details have been officially confirmed. The details may be partially or completely incorrect.
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