According to reports, Samsung is working on reintroducing Exynos CPUs into its Galaxy flagship handsets. This comes after the LSI section of the tech corporation reported severe losses in its semiconductor business in the first quarter of 2023. During an earnings call, a top executive at Samsung LSI responded to a question about the possibility of an Exynos variant for the Galaxy S24 series, saying, “The MX (Mobile Experience) division is a major customer and aims to develop business with a product lineup that can be applied to all segments of the Galaxy series.” We are also preparing for re-entry.”
While this statement does not confirm the return of Exynos chips to Galaxy S series phones, it strongly indicates that it will. This year, Samsung discarded Exynos CPUs for the Galaxy S23 family, instead opting for Qualcomm’s Snapdragon SoCs in its S series flagships. However, Samsung LSI intends to change that with its recent revelation.
According to a recent rumour, Samsung intends to equip the base Galaxy S24 model with the Exynos 2400, which will purportedly include a 10-core CPU, one prime Cortex-X4 core, five Cortex-A720 units, two of which will have a higher frequency, and four power-saving Cortex-A520 cores. If Samsung does reintroduce Exynos chips, it may limit the Snapdragon version of the Galaxy S24 phones to specific territories, such as the United States. In contrast, other regions, such as Europe, will be left with the Exynos form. It all comes down to Samsung’s mobile division in the end.