- The Exynos 2400 chip promises 70% faster CPU performance and up to 14.7x faster AI processing compared to its predecessor.
- The Exynos 2400 will feature an AMD RDNA 3-based Xclipse 940 GPU for improved raytracing performance, and it will be fabricated on Samsung’s advanced 4nm LPP node.
- The new SoC may encompass one Cortex-X4 core operating at an impressive 3.16GHz, accompanied by two Cortex-A720 cores clocked at 2.9GHz, and a trio of Cortex-A720 cores at 2.6GHz.
- Additionally, the chip is anticipated to integrate four energy-efficient Cortex-A520 cores operating at 1.95GHz.
Samsung shared preliminary details about the Exynos 2400 chip’s performance at its SLSI Tech Day event. The company claims the Exynos 2400 delivers 70% faster CPU performance and up to 14.7x faster AI processing than the Exynos 2200.
Exynos 2400 Specifications
The chipset packs a 10-core CPU, but Samsung did not detail its core layout and clock speed. Rumors indicate the SoC could pack one Cortex-X4 core running at 3.16GHz, two Cortex-A720 cores clocked at 2.9GHz, three Cortex-A720 cores clocked at 2.6GHz, and four low-power Cortex-A520 cores running at 1.95GHz.
Based on Arm v9.2 architecture, all the CPU cores are 64-bit only, so Exynos 2400-powered phones can’t run 32-bit apps.
Boosted Graphics Performance
The upcoming flagship Exynos chip will use an AMD RDNA 3-based Xclipse 940 GPU, which promises significantly better raytracing performance. However, Samsung did not share any numbers on what kind of performance improvement to expect.
Fabrication and Efficiency
Samsung will fabricate the chip on its advanced 4nm LPP node. But again, it did not share any performance or efficiency improvements this will bring. Exynos chips are infamous for overheating issues and poor efficiency, so the company’s silence on these aspects for the Exynos 2400 does not bode well.
AI and Connectivity
On stage, Samsung also demonstrated the Exynos 2400’s AI prowess by running its new text-to-image AI generation tool, which is meant for future Galaxy smartphones. The Exynos 2400 will come with a next-gen 5G modem with NTN (Non-Terrestrial Networks) technology, likely hinting at satellite connectivity.
Samsung Cancels Exynos 2300 After Issues
This year’s flagship Android smartphones all rely on Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip, cementing the company’s dominance in the Android system-on-a-chip (SoC) market. While Samsung’s own Exynos division is a major player, its chips have struggled to match Qualcomm’s performance.
Samsung’s Exynos chips have lagged behind rivals in both performance and efficiency for years, with overheating being a consistent complaint. These ongoing issues led Samsung to cancel plans for the Exynos 2300 and instead use Snapdragon across its Galaxy S23 lineup this year.
Will Samsung Use Exynos 2400 in Galaxy S24?
Last year, Samsung extended its partnership with Qualcomm up to 2030. This was followed by the Korean giant using the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 exclusively across the Galaxy S23 lineup.
However, if recent rumors are anything to go by, Samsung will return to using its Exynos SoC in the regular and Plus Galaxy S24 variants in certain markets. The Galaxy S24 Ultra will apparently use Qualcomm’s next-gen flagship chipset worldwide.
Here’s hoping the Exynos 2400 delivers significantly better performance and efficiency than the last few flagship Exynos chips.