Rumors suggest progress in Samsung Exynos 2400 development
During the Galaxy Unpack 2023 event on February 1st, Samsung unveiled the next generation Galaxy S23 series flagship smartphones. In an unprecedented move, all three Galaxy S23 models feature a custom Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen2 platform, with no Exynos chip versions offered. Last year’s Galaxy S22 series, equipped with the Exynos 2200, faced performance issues, prompting Samsung to suspend Exynos chip usage in the Galaxy S23 series.
Recent reports suggest Samsung has resolved a series of obstacles with its 4nm process, improving performance, reducing power consumption, and increasing density in its third-generation 4nm technology, while also raising the yield rate to 60%. The advancements seemingly offer Samsung hope, with insiders revealing that the latest 4nm process, dubbed 4LPP or 4LPP+, has made progress on the Exynos 2400. The success of this SoC, however, depends on Samsung’s implementation.
Some netizens have questioned this claim, arguing whether Samsung achieved a rapid yield rate improvement by allegedly stealing from TSMC to ensure Exynos 2400 project development. Although some media outlets have raised similar doubts, there is currently insufficient evidence to support these accusations.
According to earlier statements, the Exynos 2400 has been approved for mass production, with samples scheduled for delivery before June 2023. At 130mm2, this chip is Samsung’s largest to date, 30% larger than the Exynos 2200 and almost equivalent to Apple’s M1 chip. On the other hand, rumors suggest that next year’s Galaxy S24 series will still exclusively use Qualcomm’s technology, likely employing a custom third-generation Snapdragon 8 platform.