Samsung may end up making some Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 chipsets afterall!
According to a number of sources, Samsung will introduce Exynos CPUs again in its Galaxy S24 series of high-end smartphones. According to reports, some Galaxy S24 series phones will come with the Exynos 2400 chipset. Samsung might still employ specialised Snapdragon processors a year from now, which might also be produced by Samsung Foundry.
The Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 For Galaxy will be produced using Samsung Foundry’s 3nm GAP (3GAP) technology, while the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 will be manufactured using TSMC’s 3nm (N3E) process, claims tipster Revegnus (@Tech_Reve). If this information is true, the performance and efficiency of Samsung Foundry’s 3nm node may finally be on par with TSMC’s 3nm process. Given that the Galaxy S25 won’t be released for another two years, and that things won’t become obvious until sometime in late 2024, please take this information with a grain of salt.
In a move reminiscent of Apple’s strategy with the iPhone 6s’ A9 processor, it seems that Samsung is planning to employ two different suppliers for the same chip, marking a departure from the norm. This approach involved using Samsung’s 14nm process for some A9 chips, while others were manufactured by TSMC using a 16nm process. The Samsung-produced A9 chip boasted a smaller size, while TSMC’s version offered slightly better power efficiency.
Now, Samsung is rumored to continue this trend by potentially incorporating its highly anticipated “dream chip” alongside the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 For Galaxy chip in select Galaxy S25 devices. Both chips are anticipated to be manufactured using Samsung Foundry’s advanced 3nm GAP process and are expected to deliver comparable performance levels. While there may be some differences between the two chips, it will be crucial for Samsung to ensure that any discrepancies, particularly in terms of power consumption, are minimal and negligible.