Samsung is all set to unveil the curtains off its next-gen Galaxy S24 series on January 17. If you follow the tech news, you will find reports about the upcoming Galaxy S24 series all over the place and we might have something more to add as well. Turns out most of the markets will get Samsung Galaxy S24+ with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 while India will likely miss it. Know why.
Samsung Galaxy S24+ to get Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 except India
Samsung usually delivers its flagship Galaxy S series with dual processors i.e. an Exynos and a Snapdragon variant which is region-specific except the Galaxy S23 series which was an exception.
However, there’s a lot of buzz around which country gets which processor. A tipster Ahmed Qwaider on X (formerly Twitter) says Galaxy S24 Ultra gets Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC all over whereas Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24+ will get Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC in most countries. It includes the Middle East as well. Although he didn’t mention if India will get the Snapdragon variant of S24+, the consensus is, that India will. This was even echoed by another tipster named Tarun Vats.
However, tipster Ishan Agarwal says it’s still unclear what India will get out of the contraption. Agarwal says Galaxy S24/S24+ units with model number ‘B’ for the EU and other markets will get Exynos 2400 SoC. It remains unclear whether India gets the Exynos or the Snapdragon variant S24+. Note that there’s a strong foothold that the standard Galaxy S24 will be released in India with an Exynos 2400 SoC although that too remains to be confirmed.
Samsung Galaxy S24 Series: Exynos 2400 Vs Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC GeekBench
Luckily, we got a hit on GeekBench after a Samsung Galaxy S24+ appeared with both Exynos 2400 SoC and Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC.
The Exynos 2400 variant bearing model number SM-S926B hits the scores of 2,193 and 6,895 points on single-core and multi-core tests. On the other hand, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3-powered S24+ gets 2,297 points and 7,104 points on single-core and multi-core tests respectively.
Comparing which, we can briefly say there’s only a marginal difference between the two which is a good thing. Some experts suggest Samsung is trying to close the performance gap between the two chipsets that should ultimately assist buyers in their purchases.
Do note that the benchmarks don’t tell the whole story. Exynos SoCs have a history of underperforming during sustained workloads compared to their Snapdragon counterparts.
January 17 – Book the dates as that’s when we’ll get to know what’s the actual deal with the Galaxy S24 and S24+ especially in India.