Samsung Galaxy S25 Series to Run on Snapdragon and Exynos Chipsets: Report


Samsung launched the Galaxy S24 series in January running Snapdragon and in-house Exynos chipsets. The South Korean technology group was reported last month to completely switch to Exynos SoCs for the entire Galaxy S25 lineup next year. However, a new report refutes this claim and says that Samsung will once again opt to split its Galaxy S25 smartphones between Snapdragon and Exynos chipsets. The company will reportedly use Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 and Exynos 2500 chipsets for its next-generation flagship Galaxy S series smartphones.

According to a report from DigiTimes Asia (via SamMobile), Samsung will stick to its strategy of using both Qualcomm and Exynos chipsets for its Galaxy S series smartphones. The report doesn't specify which phones in the lineup will run on the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4, but we can expect the Qualcomm SoC to feature on the top-of-the-line Galaxy S25 Ultra in all markets. Other phones in the series – presumably the Galaxy S25 and Galaxy S25+ – may feature the Exynos 2500 chipset or the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4, depending on the region where they are sold.

The Galaxy S24 Ultra runs on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 globally, while the in-house Exynos 2400 SoC powers the base Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24+ in markets outside the US, including India.

Last month, a rumor claimed that Samsung may also use the Exynos SoC or Snapdragon chip depending on the region on the Galaxy Z Fold 6 and Galaxy Z Flip 6 foldables. This would be a departure from Samsung's usual practice of packing Snapdragon processors in its Galaxy Z Fold and Galaxy Z Flip smartphones.

Samsung is also working on reducing the performance gap between Qualcomm and Exynos chipsets. Last week, a tipster had claimed that the company's Exynos 2500 processor outperforms the existing Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC in terms of both CPU and GPU performance. However, this claim was not supported by any performance metrics and benchmark numbers.

Although there are no benchmarks available yet, the Exynos 2500 chipset is said to have a Cortex-X5 core clocked at 3.2GHz or higher, three Cortex-A730 cores clocked at up to 2.5GHz, two more Cortex-A730 cores, and four Cortex- includes. A520 core with unknown clock speed.

Back in March, the Galaxy S25 series was tipped to run solely on Samsung's Exynos chipsets. Meanwhile, Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 chipset has been confirmed to launch with a custom Orion CPU at the Snapdragon Summit in October. This chipset is expected to power upcoming flagship Android phones like the Samsung Galaxy S25, Xiaomi 15 series, and Asus ZenFone 11.

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