Galaxy S24 Plus display flat

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We’re still many months away from the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S25 series, but I’m already starting to think that it could be one of the most contentious smartphone launches in recent memory. While we’ve seen the odd rumor already, it’s the announcement of the latest Arm CPUs and GPUs that has really piqued my early interest in the upcoming models. My suspicion, or perhaps even concern, is that these components could lead to a hotly contested Exynos vs Snapdragon debate, perhaps the most ever.

If you’re unfamiliar with the saga, Samsung’s Galaxy S24 series uses the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 in the Ultra and its other two phones in the US, China, and some other markets. Global customers buying the S24 or S24 Plus receive the Exynos 2400. A similar global vs US split has been the status quo for many years.