New report claims that the Galaxy S25 series will feature a Snapdragon chip, despite previous claims

After a year of absence, Exynos is back on the flagship Galaxy S line. A month ago we heard that this was just the first step towards total dominance – one leakster reported that all Galaxy S25 phones will use Exynos everywhere. However, a message from DigiTimes today contradicts that.

The report suggests that Samsung will continue with its two-pronged strategy of using both Qualcomm and Samsung chipsets – in this case the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 and Exynos 2500.

However, the information does not include details on where the dividing line will be drawn. It’s very likely that it will be the same as this year, with the Galaxy S25 Ultra using the Snapdragon exclusively, while the Galaxy S25 and S25+ get the Snapdragon or the Exynos depending on where you buy them.

Samsung Galaxy S24
Samsung Galaxy S24+
Samsung Galaxy S24Ultra

Galaxy S24 and S24+ (Exynos/Snapdragon) • Galaxy S24 Ultra (Snapdragon only)

That rumor from a month ago also claimed that the foldable Galaxy Z series would use only Snapdragon chips, but another report suggested that the Galaxy Z Flip6 might end up with an Exynos 2400. If that turns out to be true, it will be the first time that an Exynos chip is used in a foldable device. We’ll know soon enough: the Z Flip6, Z Fold6 (and possible Ultra and FE models) are expected to be unveiled in time for the Olympics.

And if Samsung is confident enough in the Exynos line to use it in its pricey foldable flipchart (which is small, making it difficult to cool, and has a small battery), then it certainly will be confident enough In any case, the Exynos 2500 powers the Galaxy S25 and S25+.

The Exynos 2500 should bring further optimizations and improvements in energy efficiency over the current 2400. There are also other changes in store for the S25 series.

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