Samsung Galaxy S25 Lineup May Go All-Snapdragon

Samsung Galaxy S25 Lineup May Go All-Snapdragon

In a surprising turn of events, the highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S25 series, slated for release next year, might ditch the company’s in-house Exynos chipsets altogether. According to the latest information from the renowned analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Samsung’s upcoming flagship chip, rumored to be called the Exynos 2500, “may not ship due to Samsung’s lower-than-expected 3nm yield.”

This unexpected development could make Qualcomm the sole supplier of the system-on-chip (SoC) for the Galaxy S25 lineup. If Kuo’s claims hold true, the Galaxy S25 series smartphones will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 4, which is expected to make its debut in October.

Samsung Galaxy S25 Lineup May Go All-Snapdragon

Interestingly, this wouldn’t be the first time Samsung has launched an all-Snapdragon Galaxy S lineup. Last year, the entire Samsung Galaxy S23 series was equipped with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chips in all regions, marking a significant departure from the company’s traditional strategy of using its Exynos chipsets in certain markets.

However, with the recently released Galaxy S24 lineup, Samsung reverted to its old approach, offering its flagship devices with Exynos chips in some markets and Snapdragon chips in others.

It’s worth noting that these claims are still in the early stages, and plans can always change as the release date draws nearer. The decision to go all-in with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chips for the Galaxy S25 series may hinge on Samsung’s ability to resolve the reported yield issues with its 3nm process technology.

As the smartphone industry eagerly anticipates the next generation of Samsung’s flagship devices, the potential shift to an all-Snapdragon lineup could have far-reaching implications for both Samsung and Qualcomm in the highly competitive premium smartphone market.