It seems that not all Samsung smartphones are created equal – not even those of the same model. For years, the Korean tech giant released many of its smartphones in two variants: one powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon SoCs and one powered by Samsung’s Exynos chipsets.
The launch of Diablo Immortal has once again demonstrated that, despite comparable benchmarks, Exynos processors do not deliver the same processing power as their Snapdragon counterparts.
Multiple reports have surfaced since Blizzard’s latest addition to the Diablo franchise
hit the google play store that some Samsung models are struggling to run the game. The catch – only Exynos variants of Samsung smartphones seem to be affected.
Now it would be time for a very important detail. This issue does not affect all Exynos powered Samsung devices. Those that have relatively newer and more powerful Exynos SoCs seem to handle the game relatively better.
For some models that in theory should meet: the minimum system requirements (ie Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 and above, or the equivalent for Android), the Exynos variant of the headset encounters a slew of graphical flaws that make the game unplayable.
Nevertheless, it’s somewhat disappointing to learn that a device like the Galaxy Note 10 can’t run a game playable on Apple devices as old as the iPhone 6s (the minimum system requirement for iOS is A9 and above).
Blizzard is currently working on a solution to the problem. In the meantime, however, the company has considered limiting downloads to problematic Samsung smartphones with Exynos.
This raises a very important question. Samsung is said to be expanding its work on dedicated Samsung SoCs. Some time ago we discussed rumors that the Galaxy S25 could come exclusively with a Samsung processor.
The fact that Diablo Immortal has once again exposed the ineptitude of Samsung’s Exynos lineup worries many about such a decision. What happens if the single version of the Galaxy S25 doesn’t deliver?