Samsung Galaxy S24 FE leak tips big battery and performance upgrade — what we know

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If you held off on buying the Samsung Galaxy S24, in favor of waiting for the Samsung Galaxy S24 FE then you’re in luck. The first leak may have just revealed some key details about the phone, and there’s some very good news to share.

According to leaker @OraXda on Twitter/X, the Galaxy S24 FE may be coming with the same processor as the flagship Galaxy S24. That would mean a Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 in North America and an Exynos 2400 in other regions.

While we haven’t been able to benchmark the Exynos 2400 variants, Galaxy S24 models rocking the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 performed really well in benchmark tests. The phone scored a single-core score of 2,235 and a multicore score of 6,922 in Geekbench 6, plus 120.4 fps in Wildlife Unlimited and 0:41 seconds of Adobe Premiere Rush video transcoding.

Those figures outmatch the iPhone 15 in some areas, but not in others. Apple's latest scored a superior 2,518 in a singlecore benchmarking and 0:24.9 in Adobe Premiere Rush. However the iPhone 15 fell behind on multicore testing and Wild Life unlimited with scores of 6.179 and 72.1 fps. While there’s more to performance than benchmark tests (and the A16 Bionic is a year older then the 8 Gen 3) it shows how well the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 has caught up to Apple’s performance specs.

@OraXda also claims that the S24 FE might be coming with a 6.1-inch AMOLED display, which is slightly smaller than the Galaxy S24’s 6.2-inch — but admits that they aren’t sure. 

However it is mentioned that the phone could pack in 12GB of RAM and a choice of 128GB or 256GB of storage. Interestingly the battery may be noticeably larger, with the leaker claiming we may see a 4,500 mAh battery pack instead of 4,000 mAh.

It’s quite an impressive array of features considering the Galaxy S24 FE is supposed to be a lower cost alternative to the flagship models — sitting between the Galaxy S24 and the mid-range Galaxy A55. No doubt there will be some trade-offs, though, as we saw with the Galaxy S23 FE last year.

That model came with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, a static display refresh rate, and cheaper materials — including Gorilla Glass 5 rather than the stronger Victus 2. So while the Galaxy S24 FE may still have a bigger battery and one of the latest chipsets, you’re going to have to expect a less than premium experience somewhere. Though where it might be currently isn’t clear.

We won’t find out until much later in the year, though we don’t know when the S24 FE might launch. Judging from the Galaxy S23 FE’s October launch, we may have to wait several months to hear more.

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Tom is the Tom's Guide's UK Phones Editor, tackling the latest smartphone news and vocally expressing his opinions about upcoming features or changes. It's long way from his days as editor of Gizmodo UK, when pretty much everything was on the table. He’s usually found trying to squeeze another giant Lego set onto the shelf, draining very large cups of coffee, or complaining about how terrible his Smart TV is.