Samsung Galaxy S25 series may reportedly come with Exynos 2500 chip, as Samsung attempts to improve yield


The Samsung Galaxy S25 series could feature the Exynos 2500 chipset, according to a South Korean news report, refuting claims that the firm plans to exclusively use Qualcomm’s next-generation Snapdragon mobile processors for its upcoming flagship smartphones. The firm is reportedly working on improving the yield of its chipsets, with only a few months left before the successors to this year’s Galaxy S24 models are unveiled. Samsung is also working on a new Exynos chip to power its upcoming Galaxy Watch 7 series.

As ZDNet Korea reports (in Korean), Samsung is “going all out” to develop its own chipset for the Samsung Galaxy S25 series as part of a project called ‘Solomon’, which will require the company to improve the yield of the next-generation Exynos 2500 processor, which has reportedly been lacking over the past few months.

Citing industry sources, the publication said that Exynos 2500 yields remained below 20 percent until the second quarter of 2024, and the figure was in single digits in the previous quarter. According to the report, to start mass production of its Exynos 2500 chip, Samsung will have to improve the yield to 60 percent (or more) by September or October.

The Exynos 2500 isn’t the only advanced chip being developed by the South Korean tech company. According to the report, the next-generation Exynos W1000 chip is being developed as part of Samsung’s ‘Sapphire’ project, and is expected to come as a successor to the dual-core Exynos W930 that powers the Galaxy Watch 6 models.

Earlier this month, TF International Securities market analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted that Samsung will equip all Galaxy S25 series smartphone models with Snapdragon chipsets, due to low Exynos 2500 yields.

This year, the standard Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24+ models came with the Exynos 2400 chipset (except in Canada, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, Taiwan, and the US) while the Galaxy S24 Ultra has a Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chip in all markets. It remains to be seen if Samsung equips all models of its Galaxy S25 series with Snapdragon chips – just like the Galaxy S23 series launched last year.

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