Last week, a rumor surfaced that Samsung might ship the Galaxy S24+ with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor globally. A leaked spec sheet of the upcoming flagship lineup suggested so. While we don’t have confirmation, this is looking increasingly likely. New rumors hint at a Snapdragon-powered Galaxy S24+ for a few more markets where we initially expected the phone to ship with Samsung’s in-house Exynos 2400 SoC.
Galaxy S24+ might get the Snapdragon chip in more markets than expected
In 2023, Samsung equipped all three Galaxy S23 models with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor. There was no Exynos variant. The company didn’t even launch a flagship Exynos chipset. But for better or worse, it is now returning to its in-house SoCs. The Korean behemoth has already announced the Exynos 2400, the successor to the Exynos 2200 that powered the Galaxy S22 lineup in some markets.
However, while Samsung usually ships the entire lineup with the same chipset in a region—mostly, Snapdragon in the US, Canada, and China and Exynos in the rest of the world—it is going a different route this year. Evidence suggests the Galaxy S24 Ultra will get the latest Snapdragon chip globally. The other two models were expected to have a similar dual-chip strategy as in the past, like the Galaxy S22 series in 2022.
Last week’s leak created confusion as the Plus model was said to feature the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 outside the US, Canada, and China too. It appears the leak was accurate. X user @tarunvats33 claims there’s a 99 percent chance of the Galaxy S24+ shipping with the Snapdragon chip in India, one of Samsung’s key markets. Only the vanilla Galaxy S24 will get the Exynos 2400 chipset in the country.
Additionally, tipster Ahmed Qwaider has confirmed a Snapdragon-powered Galaxy S24+ for the Middle East. They also claim that Samsung will ship the phone with the Qualcomm processor in most other countries. That “most” is key, though. It suggests the Plus flagship won’t feature the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 globally. It will arrive with the Exynos chip in some markets. We did see an Exynos-powered Galaxy S24+ in benchmarks recently.
The European version could ship with the Exynos chip
Leaks say Samsung will reduce the prices of the Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24+ compared to the 2023 models in Europe. The prices may go down despite the latter upgrading from 8GB to 12GB RAM. If we have to speculate, this may have been possible because of the use of the in-house Exynos chipset. Thankfully, it won’t be long before we have official confirmation of this all. The Galaxy S24 series debuts on January 17.
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