The Samsung Galaxy S24 series, consisting of the Galaxy S24, Galaxy S24+, and Galaxy S24 Ultra, is anticipated to be officially unveiled early next year. An intriguing development has surfaced as the US variant of the Galaxy S24 Ultra, identified by the model number SM-S928U, has reportedly made an appearance on the Geekbench benchmarking platform. The listing offers a glimpse into the presence of the yet-to-be-announced Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC in the Galaxy S24 Ultra, indicating that this particular model could be the exclusive recipient of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC within the lineup. In contrast, the standard Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23+ are expected to be equipped with either the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC or the Exynos 2400 SoC, depending on the specific region.
The listing on Geekbench reveals a Samsung smartphone bearing the model number SM-S928U and suggests the utilization of the Android 14 operating system. Notably, the benchmark listing details an octa-core chipset referred to as “Pineapple” with a CPU configuration of 1+3+2+2. This configuration includes a primary CPU core clocked at a maximum speed of 3.30GHz, three cores with a clock speed of 3.15GHz, two cores limited to 2.96GHz, and the final two cores reaching up to 2.27GHz. These CPU speeds and the “Pineapple” codename align with the anticipated specifications of the unreleased Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC.
In terms of performance, the benchmark results display 2,234 points in single-core testing and 6,807 points in multi-core testing. The listing suggests that the Galaxy S24 Ultra may feature 6.91GB of RAM, which is expected to be equivalent to 8GB in practice. This listing is dated October 12, and the performance figures indicate a significant improvement compared to the Galaxy S23 Ultra, powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, which achieved scores of 1,521 in single-core testing and 4,689 in multi-core testing.
Early reports indicate that the global editions of the Galaxy S24 and S24+ may incorporate Exynos chips, while the Galaxy S24 Ultra is anticipated to utilize Snapdragon chips in all markets. In the Galaxy S23 lineup, all devices were launched worldwide with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC.
According to previous leaks, the Galaxy S24 Ultra is expected to feature a 6.8-inch QHD+ Dynamic AMOLED LTPO (low-temperature polycrystalline oxide) display with a 120Hz refresh rate. Its camera system is rumored to include a 200-megapixel primary camera, a 50-megapixel telephoto shooter, a 12-megapixel sensor, and a 10-megapixel sensor at the rear. For selfies and video calls, there might be a 12-megapixel front camera. The device is likely to house a 5,000mAh battery with 45W fast charging support.