Conventionally, Samsung has always used its custom Exynos Silicon chips and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chips in its Galaxy S smartphone series.

While the in-house Exynos chip is integrated into most Galaxy S smartphones around the world, Samsung uses the Qualcomm snapdragon chip in select Galaxy S smartphones to be distributed in countries like China, Canada, and the U.S.

However, heading into 2024, Samsung’s dual-chip policy is taking a new turn.

Recent leaks, tech hacks, and a new Samsung video for its ISOCELL Zoom Anyplace camera technology suggest that the incoming Samsung S24 Ultra will feature a new Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset, while the Samsung S24 and S24+ will feature Samsung’s custom Exynos chipset in most countries and the Snapdragon chipset in other select countries.

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This discovery has sent the Samsung community into a state of quandary as tech enthusiasts wonder how the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 will improve the Samsung S24 smartphone.

This guide reveals everything we know so far about the Samsung S24 and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8. You’ll also see how the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 will improve the overall functioning of the Galaxy S24 series.

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What Is Snapdragon 8 Gen 3?

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset is the latest in a series of on-device intelligence processors designed by the company.

The new Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset delivers industry-leading AI, an amazing camera, display, and gaming capabilities, high-quality audio, and a GPU clock speed of around 1,000 MHz, giving users impressive power and speed like never seen before.

The new chipset ushers in a new era of generative AI allowing smartphone users to create unique content, increase productivity, and enjoy other impressive features.

During the 2023 Snapdragon Summit, Qualcomm announced the launch of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor and disclosed that the chipset will be adopted for flagship devices starting in 2024.

Samsung fans will remember that the Galaxy S23 series featured the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, but the incoming S24 is set to be one of the first smartphones to have a newly customized version of the Snapdragon Gen 3 processor.

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However, not all Galaxy S24 smartphones will have the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 as Samsung is again set to split its flagship devices between the Exynos 2400 silicon chipset and the Snapdragon processor. This means that some Samsung fans will have to settle for the Exynos 2400 depending on the country they live in.

However, it's expected that the Galaxy S24 Ultra will have Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 inside regardless of the country of distribution. Great news for users who want a taste of what is dubbed to be one of the fastest phone chips around.

How Will Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 Improve Samsung S24 Performance?

Next, we will discuss how Snapdrasgon Gen 3 can improve the Samsung S24 series, including processing speed, camera performance, gaming experience, graphic and audio effects.

The Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 Will Make the S24 Series Faster

While Qualcomm hasn’t officially confirmed the clock speed and features of the new Snapdragon chip, we know that the customized version of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor for Samsung will have the Adreno 750 GPU that runs at a clock speed of around 1,000MHz.

This surpasses the clock speed of the previous generation 2 integrated into the S23 which topped out at 719MHz. So, already we can expect the new chip to make the S24 one of the fastest smartphones ever produced.

An Improved Camera Feature on the S24 Ultra

The Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 will also power Samsung’s new ISOCELL Zoom Anyplace camera technology on the S24 series. This feature will allow users to simultaneously take two 4K streams at the same time; a zoomed-in area and full-frame footage, opening doors to unparalleled creative possibilities.

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The Galaxy S24 ultra will also introduce Samsung’s new E2E AI Remosaic for still image capture. A feature designed to reduce delays in capturing high-resolution images by around 50%. Both the Zoom Anyplace Technology and the E2E Remosaic features are accelerated by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor.

The Snapdragon Gen 3 will Enhance Gaming Experience on the Galaxy S24 Series

Equipped with a GPU clock speed of 1,000MHz, the Galaxy S24 series promises to deliver an unmatched gaming experience for Samsung fans. High-end video games, large applications, and external gaming files will load faster on the S24 thanks to its new Snapdragon Gen 3 chipset.

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The Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 Improves Generative AI Functions on The S24 Series

The Snapdragon Gen 3 processor on the Galaxy S24 will improve Generative AI functions on the device. 2024 is the year for AI, and Samsung has teased fans with news about its new Samsung Galaxy AI feature which will be improved by the integration of the Snapdragon Gen 3 processor. This will make it possible for users to generate content, achieve text-to-image functions, and even organize data on the Galaxy S24 smartphone.

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Snapdragon Gen 3 will Enhance Galaxy S24 Graphic and Audio Quality

We already know the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor will enhance S24 audio output but the chipset will enhance the graphic display of the device as well. The upgraded Qualcomm Adreno 750 GPU produces 25% faster graphics than the previous generation, giving users an enhanced streaming and visual experience.

Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 vs. Snapdragon 8 Gen

The news about the Snapdragon Gen 3 processor in Samsung’s Galaxy S24 series has unleashed a new sense of anticipation in the Samsung community. However, this isn’t the first time fans are intrigued by the news of a smartphone upgrade only to be left disappointed when the device is released to the market.

So, how does the Gen 3 Snapdragon chipset fair against the current Gen 2 processor in the Galaxy S23 series?

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Snapdragon Gen 3 S24 vs Snapdragon Gen 2 S23 Camera Features

Samsung recently released a video that explains its new Zoom Anyplace camera technology that allows users to record a zoomed-in and full-frame view simultaneously using the same camera. Both videos are recorded in 4K high resolution, allowing users and content creators to enjoy new creative possibilities.

This new recording feature is exclusive to the Galaxy S24 smartphone and is powered by the Snapdragon Gen 3 processor. While the Snapdragon Gen 2 chipset powers the Samsung S23 200MP ISOCELL HP2 adaptive camera sensor, the camera feature of the S24 is clear, especially with its new Zoom Anyplace Technology.

Snapdragon Gen 3 Galaxy S24 vs Snapdragon Gen 2 Galaxy S23 Clock Speeds

Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 gives the S24 smartphone an increased CPU and GPU clock speed than the Snapdragon Gen 2 on the S23.

According to Geekbench’s processor benchmark, the S24 ultra scored 2,234 points and 6,807 points in its single-core test and multi-core tests respectively. When compared to the Gen 2 processor on the S23 series which scored 1,895 points in its single-core test and 5,062 points in the multi-core test, you can see the Snapdragon Gen 3 processor on the S24 boasts impressive speeds that make the S23 look slow.

The Snapdragon 8-core Gen 3 also has a 25% higher GPU performance at 1000MHz than the Gen 2 on the S23 which has a peak GPU clock speed of around 719MHz. This allows for better gaming and application performance on the S24 than on the S23 Ultra.

Enhanced Memory Bandwidth of Snapdragon Gen 3

Memory bandwidth measures the rate at which data can be processed, read from, or stored by a processor in a semiconductor memory. The Snapdragon Gen 3 offers a 20% higher memory bandwidth on the Galaxy S24 at 77 GB/s against the 64 GB/s bandwidth of the Snapdragon Gen 2 on the S23 series. At this rate, the S24 promises to deliver swift data access at an unparalleled level.

Snapdragon Gen 3 Gives the S24 Impressive Generative AI Functions

Galaxy AI is a feature we are set to see in 2024 with the release of the Galaxy S24 series. The new Qualcomm Snapdragon 8-core Gen 3 will improve the AI functions of the S24, especially with its generative functions which can help users generate content and improve work efficiency like we never saw on the Galaxy S23.

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Better Overall Performance of Samsung S24 With Snapdragon Gen 3

While we don’t have the full specifications of the Samsung Galaxy S24’s custom Snapdragon 8-core Gen 3 chipset yet, we can expect an improved overall performance from the S24 than we had with the S23. Thanks to its faster and more advanced Snapdragon Gen 3 processor, the S24 promises to deliver better gaming, video, audio, and AI functions than any Samsung device before it.

So, what does this mean moving forward? One thing is for sure – A lot of users will transition to Samsung’s flagship S24 smartphone next year. Its promises for the new Galaxy AI, Zoom Anyplace technology, and Snapdragon Gen 3 chipset among other features make the S24 a must-have for anyone.

New Backup and Restoration Tool for Samsung With New Chip

The recent news about Samsung’s custom Qualcomm Snapdragon Gen 3 processor means a lot of users will switch their devices to any of the new S24 series next year to have a taste of its new features.

This also means a lot of users will transfer files and private data from their old devices to the new Galaxy S24. We might see regular phone transfer tools jampacked with numerous users and files which can also lead to loss of data and overwrites.

If you want to prevent data loss, you should back up your important files to your PC using MobileTrans - Phone Backup tool ahead of the S24 release.

Wondershare MobileTrans is a user-friendly phone backup and transfer tool that allows users to back up important files to a PC and restore the files to a new device. It doesn’t require data or a Wi-Fi connection to back up or restore files.

It allows you to back up over 18 types of data including texts, gaming, and app data. The tool also supports over 6000+ mobile devices including the latest Android and iOS devices.

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Follow these simple steps to back up your files and data to your PC using Mobiletrans:

  • Download and install the Wondershare MobileTrans backup tool on your PC.
  • Open MobileTrans on your PC and select Phone Backup & Restore.
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  • Tick the files you want to back up to your PC and select Start at the bottom of the screen.
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  • MobileTrans will notify you once the backup is complete.

Once your files are backed up and secure, you can restore them to your Galaxy S24 whenever you wish without worrying about file loss or data overwrite.


In summary, Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 8-core processor will be featured on the new Galaxy S24 series and most likely the Samsung Fold 6 series. The processor will bring a host of improved features to the Galaxy S series and Samsung fans can’t wait for the new release.

The Snapdragon Gen 3 will make the S24 faster and more efficient than its previous versions while giving users enhanced camera zooming technology, AI generative functions, better gaming features, and improved streaming and viewing experience.

With the S24 expected to hit the market in early 2024, we can expect a lot of users to transition to what is now expected to be one of the fastest smartphones ever.

Navkiran Dhaliwal
Navkiran Dhaliwal Jan 04, 24
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