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Samsung Galaxy S25: all snapdragons, no Exynos?

Samsung Galaxy S25: all snapdragons, no Exynos?

The Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra is an impressive Android flagship smartphone, powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 3. However, not many people are happy that the standard Galaxy S24 and S24+ models run on an Exynos 2400 chip.

For next year’s Galaxy S25 series, Qualcomm appears to be the exclusive SoC supplier. As analyst Ming-Chi Kuo revealed, the Galaxy S25 range, including the base model Galaxy S25, will run on Qualcomm’s next flagship mobile chip, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4.

According to Kuo, Samsung may not ship its Exynos 2500 due to the company’s lower-than-expected 3nm yield. This is not the first time that Samsung has skipped Exynos (Exynos 2300) as its flagship series as the Galaxy S23 series exclusively ran on Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy.

While the latest news is great for power users who prefer Qualcomm chips for their performance and battery life, consumers may have to pay more for their brand new Galaxy smartphone. According to Kuo, Qualcomm’s upcoming 8 Gen 4 chip will cost about 25-30% more.

Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra, S24+, S24

Kuo also added that TSMC will be the exclusive supplier of Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 4. The new chips will be manufactured based on the N3E 3nm process that promises better power, performance and density.

To recap, the Galaxy S24 starts from RM4,099, while the Galaxy S24+ is priced from RM4,899. Meanwhile, the Galaxy S24 Ultra starts from RM6,299 and goes up to RM7,799 for the 1TB storage version. With the new price increase for the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 chip, it would be interesting to see if Samsung could still maintain the current prices for the next Galaxy flagship, especially for its compact base model.