Updated: Apr 25
Identifying the chipset that will be powering your Galaxy S flagship phone used to be simple. Your phone would be equipped with the most recent Snapdragon processor if you resided in China or North America. Your Galaxy S phone would run on the most recent Exynos chipset created by Samsung everywhere. The Galaxy S6's Snapdragon 810's overheating issue in 2015 was the only exception.
Snapdragon chips have gotten highly powerful and energy-efficient over the years. This year, all Galaxy S23 variants were equipped with an overclocked Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor. But what about next year?
Twitter tipper Revegnus tweeted (via SamMobile) that Samsung's MX (Mobile eXperience) unit has approved mass manufacturing of the Exynos 2400, and that the chipset will power the Galaxy S24 series in certain regions. The Exynos 2400 chipset would, according to the source, include a 10-core CPU based on the ARMv9 architecture. AMD's RDNA2 GPU will be used.
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It is important that the MX unit has already approved the Exynos 2400's mass manufacturing. According to the leakster, the SoC will incorporate a new RDNA2-based graphics unit with 6WGP. This has four times the compute units of the Xclipse 920 GPU in the Exynos 2200.
Workgroup processor, or WGP for short, is a component of AMD's RDNA architecture. The new RDNA2 approach gives us 12 compute units altogether, with one WGP including two compute units. The prior GPU, however, only had 3CU. It goes without saying that factors like clock speed and architecture will also affect overall performance.
Ray tracing technologies are being included into Samsung's most recent CPUs through partnerships with AMD and game developers. but optimisation of apps and games for the exynos chips is still an issue.
Ice Universe, revealed there is an Exynos 2400 in the pipelines which will have 10 cores - 1x Cortex-X4 + 2x Cortex-A720 (higher frequency) + 3x Cortex-A720 (lower frequency) + 4x Cortex-520.
Having said that, a recent rumour suggests that the Exynos 2400 might be released in the Q4 of this year. According to a tipster the new Samsung processor will be constructed utilising a packaging technique known as fan-out wafer-level packaging, or FoWLP. (Source: Android Headlines)
The tipster goes on to explain that because the chip is attached directly to the silicon wafers utilising FoWLP technology, the manufacturer may avoid using a printed circuit board (PCB), resulting in smaller semiconductors with improved performance. If we apply the logic presented here, this should result in improved device performance and increased power efficiency.
Will the Exynos chip be included in the Galaxy S24 series?
it is extremely unlikely that Samsung would resume using Exynos CPUs in its flagship devices this soon. It is difficult to believe that Samsung would go back to exynos on flagship as it has already entered into a deal with Qualcomm for a number of years.
If this rumoured Exynos 2400 processor is true, it's more likely to be found in other Android smartphones like pixel 8 pro and Galaxy s23 FE etc.
Recently Samsung and AMD announced that they are extending their multi-year partnership to bring "multiple generations of high-performance, ultra-low-power AMD Radeon graphics solutions to an expanded portfolio of Samsung Exynos SoCs"
As a result, AMD's graphics technology will undoubtedly be included into more Exynos SoCs in the future. That means Exynos processors will still power many of Samsungs devices but they may not be used to power high-end Samsung Galaxy handsets.
It appears that we could even see the chip in a few Samsung handsets, at least in a few markets, assuming the Exynos 2400 SoC is as strong as the rumoured specifications make it sound. Samsung's 4nm yields are also increasing.
Also do keep that in mind that losing the Galaxy S23 market may have had an effect on how the Exynos line performed in comparison to other chip brands globally. With an 8% share of shipments, Exynos was ranked fifth among chip brands by Counterpoint Research during the fourth quarter of 2022.
According to Revengus Samsung lost all its bargaining power with Qualcomm by equipping all Galaxy S23 series phones with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy processor. And many of us will remember how universally disliked Qualcomm's "no licence, no chips" approach is by phone makers.
So surely Samsung will try to use the Exynos 2400 processor in many devices in a few markets.