Samsung will use its own chip from its Exynos brand of application processors in its upcoming Galaxy S24 Series, TheElec has learned.
The South Korean tech giant only used Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chips for its Galaxy S23 Series unveiled earlier this year due to yield issues in Exynos.
Samsung will use both Exynos and Snapdragon APs in the Galaxy S24 Series, sources said.
Specifically, Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24 Plus will use Exynos 2400 designed by Samsung System LSI, Samsung’s logic chip design arm.
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy will also be used for models to be sold in North America. Smartphones launching in South Korea and Europe will use Exynos.
Galaxy S24 Ultra, however, will only use Snapdragon Gen 3, irrelevant of the regions it is sold in.
Both APs will be manufactured by Samsung Foundry, Samsung’s contract chip production unit.
The use of Exynos allows the MX Business, Samsung’s smartphone business unit, to control costs better and gives leverage to negotiate better prices with Qualcomm.
It also helps Samsung System LSI and Samsung Foundry in their respective markets, where they are not the leaders. American chip giants such as Qualcomm and Intel as well as Taiwan’s MediaTek dominate the logic space while TSMC is the world’s largest contract chip producer.
Meanwhile, Galaxy S23 FE also uses Exynos 2200 and Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.