Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra benchmarks leak — we have good news and bad news

A concept render of the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra showing the cameras
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More benchmark tests seem to have been run on the Samsung Galaxy S24, with leaker Ice Universe and tech site Notebookcheck sharing alleged results for a Galaxy S24 running an Exynos 2400 chipset, and an Ultra model running a Snapdragon 8 Gen 3.

The scores of 2,067 single-core and 6,520 multi-core for the Exynos version and 2,890 and 7,194 for the Snapdragon are rather impressive, soundly defeating the results of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy-powered Galaxy S23 Plus. The iPhone 15 Pro and its A17 Pro are still ahead though, Apple seemingly poised to continue its lead in smartphone performance.

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Row 0 - Cell 0 ChipGeekbench result (single-core/multi-core)
Samsung Galaxy S24 (alleged)Exynos 24002,067 / 6,520
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra (alleged)Snapdragon 8 Gen 32,234 / 6,807
Galaxy S23 PlusSnapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy1,524 / 4,642
iPhone 15 ProA17 Pro2,890 / 7,194

Compared to the previous leaks we saw for the Exynos 2400 chip, and the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 Geekbench result, the scores have gone up, which is good news. However, the Snapdragon's figures are still higher than the Exynos's, suggesting that the Snapdragon version of the upcoming Samsungs will still be the superior one.

One other point of concern is that both of these tests were conducted on phones apparently 8GB of RAM. That's on the low side for a flagship phone, and while it does match up with what the Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23 Plus offer now, it's not the 12GB we were promised as standard by some sources.

Whose chips are these?

Exynos silicon had been rumored to make a return to Galaxy S phones after the Galaxy S23 series made the unprecedented move of using Snapdragon chips worldwide. While some sources expect Samsung to go back to its old system of different chips for different regions, Samsung is tipped to do something different once again.

Parts of the rumor mill have instead claimed that there will be an enhanced Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 in the Galaxy S24 Ultra, no matter where in the world you buy it (and possibly the Plus version too), while the base model will use the Exynos 2400.

We'll only know the truth of this strange chipset situation next year, with the Galaxy S24 series' expected release window being February. But some rumors suggest Samsung may bring the launch forward to January instead.

Features to look out for on the new Galaxy S24 models include brighter displays, titanium side rails and a Galaxy S24 Ultra with lower zoom levels but higher resolution for its cameras.

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Richard Priday
Assistant Phones Editor

Richard is based in London, covering news, reviews and how-tos for phones, tablets, gaming, and whatever else people need advice on. Following on from his MA in Magazine Journalism at the University of Sheffield, he's also written for WIRED U.K., The Register and Creative Bloq. When not at work, he's likely thinking about how to brew the perfect cup of specialty coffee.