Samsung to Mass-Produce 3nm Exynos Chips This Year

Recently, Synopsys announced a close collaboration with Samsung, resulting in the successful tape-out of Samsung’s new high-performance mobile SoC. This chip employs the latest GAA technology, optimizing the CPU to offer unparalleled power efficiency, performance, and area (PPA) metrics, achieving peak performance with lower power consumption. Many speculate that this SoC is the Exynos 2500.

Exynos Galaxy S Series

According to DigiTimes, Samsung plans to mass-produce 3nm Exynos chips in the second half of this year, likely to be adopted by the Galaxy S25 series, with a high probability of being the Exynos 2500.

Rumors suggest that Samsung will maintain a dual-platform strategy for the Galaxy S25 series, offering versions with both the fourth-generation Snapdragon 8 and Exynos 2500. However, it is still unclear whether the highest-end Galaxy S25 Ultra will exclusively feature the fourth-generation Snapdragon 8. Reports indicate that the Exynos 2500 exhibits impressive performance, with its CPU and GPU surpassing the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 in tests.

This year, Samsung will introduce its second-generation 3nm technology, SF3 (3GAP), which boasts a 20% to 30% improvement in efficiency and density compared to the previous 4nm FinFET technology. The Exynos 2500 will be Samsung’s first smartphone SoC manufactured using the SF3 process. Like the Exynos 2400, it is expected to use fan-out wafer-level packaging (FoWLP), reducing the package size while better-controlling chip heat to enhance multi-core performance and extend device battery life.

Samsung may unveil the Exynos 2500 in the fourth quarter and reveal more details at the new flagship smartphone launch event in February next year.