galaxy s9/s9+ : exynos or snapdragon?

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Dec 26, 2010
I am interested in getting a used s9/s9+ unlocked. (probably a korean variant)

  • I want to unlock the bootloader (and maybe root if it does not block payment apps) to be able to install TWRP and custom roms if needed in the future.
  • I want to be able to use gcam
  • I want the one with most up to date firmware.
So my questions are:

  1. is both variant bootloader unlockable? and as easy?
  2. is both rootable?
  3. does gcam work on both variants?
  4. which variant is kept most up to date by samsung?
Nov 30, 2021
Samsung Galaxy A52 5G
it's my understanding that exynos is pretty much always easier to get into, but maybe I'm misunderstanding what I've been reading myself. I have a s9 with a snapdragon (which I think ended up being a slow break into the bootloader) AND it's a US market one, which is disgustingly difficult to even glimpse the bootloader, let alone unlock. That's the extent of my knowledge, I hope it helps some