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Which countries are getting the Snapdragon and Exynos variants of the Galaxy S24?

The Galaxy S24 Ultra gets Snapdragon everywhere, while Galaxy S24 and S24 Plus get Snapdragon in the US and Canada.
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Published onJanuary 22, 2024

The Samsung Galaxy S24 series is here, and along with it comes some confusion. With the Galaxy S23 series, Samsung kept it simple and used the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy worldwide on all three phones, so users everywhere got the same phone experience. That is not the case with the Galaxy S24 series, unfortunately. But which countries are getting the Snapdragon variant, and which ones are getting the Exynos variant of the Galaxy S24? Here’s the answer you are looking for!

QUICK ANSWER

The Galaxy S24 Ultra comes with Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy worldwide.

The Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24 Plus come with Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy in the US, Canada, China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. Outside of these regions, like in Europe, the UK, India, and more, the Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24 Plus come with the Samsung Exynos 2400 for Galaxy.


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The Galaxy S24 Ultra uses the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy in all regions

Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra 3
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Starting with the easy bit, the premium Galaxy S24 Ultra comes with the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy everywhere in the world. All regions get to experience the same phone with the same SoC. So whether you buy your phone in North America, Europe, India, or elsewhere, the Galaxy S24 Ultra will offer practically the same experience.

The Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy is slightly different from the standard Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 that you will get on other Android flagships. Both are premium SoCs, but they have slight differences in their clock speeds across the various clusters. The “for Galaxy” version has a slightly higher maximum clock speed (3.39GHz vs 3.3GHz) for its Cortex-X4 prime core but slightly lower maximum clock speeds for the two clusters of Cortex-A720 cores (2.9GHz and 3.1GHz vs 3GHz and 3.2GHz), and also for the Cortex-A520 cores (2.2GHz vs 2.3GHz).

The Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24 Plus in the US and a few other regions come with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy SoC

Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy S24 in hand
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Galaxy S24 and S24 Plus

Next, if you purchase the Galaxy S24 or the Galaxy S24 Plus in the US, Canada, China, Taiwan, or Hong Kong, the phones will come with the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy SoC. The performance will be virtually at par with the Galaxy S24 Ultra, so you will be getting the true flagship experience across the lineup in the USA.

Qualcomm also confirmed to Android Authority that there are several other regions that should get the Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24 Plus with Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, but the company failed to provide us with an exact availability list.

From what we could locate, these are the countries that get the Snapdragon Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24 Plus:

  • US
  • Canada
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Taiwan

Places where the Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24 Plus get the Samsung Exynos 2400 SoC

In most non-US regions like Europe, the UK, India, Dubai (UAE), and beyond, Samsung is selling the Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24 Plus with the Samsung Exynos 2400 for Galaxy SoC.

Here is a list of countries where the Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24 Plus are available with the Exynos 2400:

  • Albania
  • Argentina
  • Austria
  • Australia
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Belgium
  • Bolivia
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Congo
  • Denmark
  • Ecuador
  • Ethiopia
  • France
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Kenya
  • Liberia
  • Madagascar
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nigeria
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • UAE
  • Uganda
  • UK
  • Vietnam
  • Zimbabwe

The Exynos 2400 is considered a flagship SoC, but it comes a close second place to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3. It’s a deca-core CPU with one Cortex-X4 big core clocked at 3.2GHz, five Cortex-A720 medium cores (two at 2.9GHz and three at 2.6GHz), and four Cortex-A520 little cores running at 1.95GHz. It packs an Xclipse 940 GPU based on AMD’s RDNA3 graphics architecture.

Early information suggests a 3-5% difference in performance between the Snapdragon and Exynos models but we’ll have to test this out to arrive at an accurate conclusion.

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In the past, like with the Exynos 2200 against the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 on the Galaxy S22 series, many users have reported a discernible difference in everyday usage, with the Snapdragon being noticeably better than the Exynos, and the problem was compounded for gaming and battery life.

We’ll have to get our hands on both versions of the phones to see if there is a material and noticeable difference between the Exynos 2400 and Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy versions of the Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24 Plus.

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