The CEO of Qualcomm has confirmed the Galaxy S24 two-chip strategy. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 “for Galaxy” CPU powers the Galaxy S23 series, which was released earlier this year. Unlike in past years, Samsung decided not to divide the Qualcomm and Exynos markets for its 2023 flagship. The business opted not to produce a high-end Exynos chip in 2023 and instead focused on developing the next Exynos 2400 SoC.
The CEO of Qualcomm has confirmed the Galaxy S24 two-chip strategy
If there was any doubt that Samsung would resume a two-pronged chip approach for its flagship phones in 2024, Qualcomm’s CEO has just confirmed it. Last week, Samsung disclosed that Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chip will power the Galaxy S24’s revolutionary ISOCELL Zoom Anywhere camera technology. However, the Exynos 2400 processor was not mentioned in the same manner.
Fast forward to yesterday, November 1, when Qualcomm CEO Cristiano Amon attended a meeting following the release of fourth-quarter earnings. During the conference, Qualcomm’s CEO not only affirmed that Samsung’s forthcoming flagship will use a two-chip strategy again but also stated that Qualcomm should have a controlling stake.
According to foreign media citing Qualcomm CEO Cristiano Amon during the conference, “Galaxy S24 will be released soon and Qualcomm has the majority market share.”
Is this a hint of Galaxy S24 Ultra exclusivity?
Despite the fact that the Galaxy S24 series will reportedly use Exynos and Qualcomm CPUs in different areas, the two-pronged strategy will most likely not be the same as it was a couple of years ago.
According to numerous reports, the Galaxy S24 Ultra will be powered solely by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 “for Galaxy” SoC, regardless of market. However, the base Galaxy S24 model and the Galaxy S24+ will feature both Exynos and Qualcomm technologies. Exynos should be available in international markets, whereas Qualcomm’s solution should be available in specific countries.
This new strategy could explain why Qualcomm appears to be sure that it will have a dominant share of the Galaxy S24 series. Based on the performance of previous Galaxy S flagships, the Galaxy S24 Ultra may be the best-selling model of all three. And perhaps even more so if it is the only model with the Snapdragon solution in markets where the Exynos 2400 is available.