The Snapdragon chipset for the Galaxy S24 Ultra is said to be both overclocked and underclocked
At the end of last month, Qualcomm presented Snapdragon 8 Gen3a new premium application processor (AP), which will power many Android top models in the coming year. Like last year, it is expected that they will Qualcomm produce a special version of the chip for Samsung Galaxy phones.
The Snapdragon 8 Gen2 for Galaxy had a faster Prime CPU core clocked at 3.36 GHz compared to 3.19 GHz for the non-Galaxy version.
And while Qualcomm hasn’t yet unveiled the Snapdragon 8 Gen3 for the Galaxy, tipster Yogesh Brar he revealed AP specs, along with Snapdragon 8 Gen3 specs, so we can easily see the difference between the two chips, it says Android Authority. Brar claims that the Snapdragon 8 Gen3 for Galaxy (SM8650-AC) will have an octa-core configuration consisting of one Prime Cortex-X4 CPU core clocked at 3.4 GHz, five Performance Cortex-A720 CPU cores clocked at 3.15 GHz/2.96 GHz and two Efficiency Cortex-A520 CPU cores running at 2.27 GHz.
Snapdragon 8 Gen3 has both Galaxy and Non-Galaxy versions
The non-Galaxy version of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 (SM8650-AB) has one Prime Cortex-X4 CPU core clocked at 3.3 GHz (compared to 3.4 GHz on the “for Galaxy” chip), five Performance Cortex-A720 CPU cores clocked at 3.2 GHz/3 GHz (compared to 3.15 GHz/2.96 GHz on the “for Galaxy” version) and two Efficiency Cortex-A520 CPU cores clocked at 2.3 GHz (compared to 2.27 GHz on the “for Galaxy” chipset). The leaker adds that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy will have an overclocked GPU “for better artificial intelligence (AI).”
If this information is correct, Snapdragon 8 Gen3 for Galaxy it will have an overclocked Prime core and underclocked Performance and Efficiency cores. It’s not clear why Qualcomm would do this, given that last year the only difference between the non-Galaxy version and the “Galaxy” version was an overclocked Prime core.
Now the question is how and if Samsung will insert its deca-core Exynos 2400 in the Galaxy S24. Not that benchmark tests are a definitive indicator, but those from Geekbench show that the Non-Galaxy Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC outperforms the Exynos 2400, but the difference isn’t as big as you might think.
The latest logical assumption is that Samsung will equip the Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24+ with the Exynos 2400 everywhere except the US and China. In those markets, the phones will use Snapdragon 8 Gen3 for Galaxy. A Galaxy S24 Ultra will be powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen3 for Galaxy in all markets, globally. Maybe they want to get as many customers as possible to opt for the Ultra version? Maybe.
According to new information, Samsung could schedule an early presentation at the Unpacked event already in Januaryand probably again in the USAso that he could as soon as possible match his, realistically the only real competitor – iPhone 15 series.