Samsung Doubles Down on Exynos: All-In for Galaxy S Series

In 2022, Qualcomm and Samsung forged a new partnership, inaugurating an agreement from 2023 to significantly expand the scope of Snapdragon’s deployment across Samsung’s future premium Galaxy line-ups. This collaboration extends beyond smartphones to encompass personal computers, tablets, virtual reality products, and more. Last month, during its earnings call, Qualcomm confirmed the extension of a multi-year agreement concerning Snapdragon endorsements, commencing with the launch of Samsung’s flagship Galaxy smartphones in 2024.

According to Notebookcheck, Samsung is ardently pursuing the development of its new Exynos chips, undeterred by its fresh pact with Qualcomm and steadfast in its commitment to in-house innovation. Reports suggest Samsung intends to equip all models in next year’s Galaxy S series exclusively with Exynos chips.

The Galaxy S25 series, slated for next year’s release, will feature the Galaxy S25, Galaxy S25+, and Galaxy S25 Ultra, all powered by the Exynos 2500. In adherence to its agreement with Qualcomm, Samsung plans to utilize the fourth-generation Snapdragon 8 platform in next year’s Galaxy Z Fold7 and Galaxy Z Flip7, possibly in a bespoke Galaxy variant. Moreover, the mainstream Galaxy A series will continue to rely on Samsung’s own Exynos and MediaTek’s Dimensity series SoCs.

Rumors also indicate that the Exynos 2400 may be the final installment in its series, with Samsung poised to rebrand its successor. The Exynos 2500, hailed internally as the “Dream Chip,” represents Samsung’s ambitious return to prominence in the mobile AP realm, and the introduction of a new name for its successor would not come as a surprise.