Last updated: January 4th, 2024 at 12:07 UTC+01:00
The Galaxy S24+ and Galaxy S24 Ultra reappeared in the online benchmark Geekbench moments ago, and it appears that both the Exynos and Snapdragon versions of the upcoming flagships have seen some optimization work over the past few months.
Last time we checked, the Galaxy S24+ powered by the Exynos 2400 chip was lagging behind the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 Galaxy S24 Ultra in Geekbench. Now, the most recent Exynos 2400 Galaxy S24+ benchmark entry shows performance figures that match the old Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 test.
- Galaxy S24+ with Exynos 2400: 2193 (single-core) / 6895 (multi-core) points.
- Galaxy S24 Ultra with Snapdragon 8 Gen 3: 2297 (single-core) / 7104 (multi-core) points.
Exynos 2400 is closing the gap on Snapdragon
Even though it looks like the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 Galaxy S24 Ultra continues to outperform the Exynos 2400 Galaxy S24+ in these latest Geekbench tests, the benchmarks show that the Exynos version has come a long way and is closing the gap with the Snapdragon counterpart. Optimization goes a long way, and Samsung appears to have done a lot of it.
The Galaxy S24 Ultra is expected to feature the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chip globally. The Galaxy S24 and S24+ models are said to be powered by the Exynos 2400 SoC in some markets and the Snapdragon solution in others.
The Exynos 2400 chip has a 1+2+3+4 CPU core configuration, whereas the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 has 1+3+2+2 CPU cores. Samsung’s solution offers two extra low-energy cores, which might improve energy efficiency, but as Geekbench has shown, the Snapdragon chip boasts higher base and prime core frequencies.
Samsung confirmed it will announce the Galaxy S24 series at Unpacked in San Jose, California, on January 17. The new flagships are to redefine the smartphone user experience through revolutionary AI features – or at least, that’s what Samsung aims for.
Prospective buyers can reserve the Galaxy S24 online and benefit from a $50 store credit, which they can use to pre-order the upcoming flagship at a lower price.