Snapdragon Powerhouse? Samsung Galaxy S25 Series May Ditch Exynos for Exclusive Snapdragon 8 Gen 4

Rumors swirl that Samsung may ditch its own Exynos chips in the Galaxy S25 series, opting for the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 due to reportedly low Exynos 2500

Samsung's "Dream Chip," the Exynos 2500, Might Be Facing the Chopping Block!

Hold up, tech fans! Remember Samsung's big plan to take back the mobile processor crown with its "Dream Chip," the Exynos 2500? Well, it looks like those dreams might be going up in smoke.

Exynos 2500

Rumors are swirling that the Exynos 2500 might be dead in the water (image via Samsung, edited)

Industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (you know, the guy with the usually-spot-on predictions) is dropping a bombshell: the Galaxy S25 series might exclusively use Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 processor. Why? It seems Samsung is having a major headache with Exynos 2500 production – those yields are way lower than expected.

This isn't exactly news. Word on the street has been that Samsung's second-gen 3nm production process isn't going as smoothly as planned. But come on, ditching the Exynos 2500 entirely? The chip that was supposed to revive the Exynos brand and go head-to-head with Qualcomm's finest? Seems like a drastic move, right?

Here's the thing: Samsung has been pretty vocal about using more Exynos chips in its devices to save some dough, especially with TSMC's chips costing a pretty penny these days. Plus, rumors suggest that the Galaxy Z Flip6 and Fold6 might even get more expensive because of this.

So, why would Samsung suddenly go all-in on the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4, a chip that's already been confirmed to be a budget-buster? Especially when they just went with a MediaTek processor for the Galaxy Tab S10+ to keep costs down? Something doesn't quite add up.

While we respect Kuo's track record, we're taking this prediction with a grain of salt for now. Could there be some truth to it? Sure. But don't be surprised if Samsung manages to pull a rabbit out of its hat and surprise us all with the "Dream Chip" after all.


Ming-Chi Kuo on X

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