Samsung used Snapdragon chips in all of its high-end phone devices last year. However, this year, this chip is only equipped on the Galaxy S24 Ultra, the remaining two variants use Exynos in most countries around the world. Recently, Qualcomm confirmed that Samsung will continue to use its Snapdragon chip for future high-end Galaxy phone products.

Future high-end Galaxy phones will use Snapdragon processors

During its fourth quarter 2023 earnings call, Qualcomm confirmed that it has signed a multi-year agreement with Samsung to supply Snapdragon chips for future high-end Galaxy phones. This agreement starts in 2024 with the Galaxy S24 series and there will be several generations of the S series and Z series in the next few years that will be equipped with this high-end processor. This also suggests that Samsung may not use MediaTek processors on its flagship phone devices even in the near future.

“We would like to announce that we have extended our multi-year contract with Samsung related to the Snapdragon platform for premium Galaxy phone launches starting in 2024,” Qualcomm said. demonstrating the value of Snapdragon 8 - the company's leading technology, successfully becoming a long-term strategic partner with Samsung."

Samsung is currently researching and developing its exclusive “Dream Chip” for the Galaxy S25 series with Samsung Foundry's second-generation 3nm manufacturing process. According to some reports, next year's flagship Exynos processor will use ARM Cortex-X5 CPU cores, 5 Cortex-A720 CPU cores, 4 Cortex-A530 CPU cores, and Xclipse 950 GPU. Let's wait and see if it can compare. on par with Snapdragon 8 Gen 4's Oryon CPU core in terms of performance and efficiency. This will also be a test for Samsung Foundry's 3nm process on the company's next S generation.