Samsung Galaxy S25 could use Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 chip

Samsung seems to have larger plans for its Galaxy S series; the S23 series was launched this year, and the S24 series is expected to be released next year, 2024. It is very early to speak about the Galaxy S25 series, but a rumour has emerged that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 processor will power up some Galaxy S25 models. The debut of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 SoC is anticipated for late 2024, and it is rumoured that TSMC’s new 3nm manufacturing node will make up the manufacture of this chipset.

A new internal CPU is under development by Samsung, which is said to offer greater battery and performance; this may or may not be the Exynos chipset. Another rumour also points at processors that may come with the future S series, Galaxy S25. Other information states that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 will also use Nuvia’s Phoenix cores, and the chipset will include two Phoenix cores and six Phoenix M cores. Phoenix cores are a new generation of ARM CPUs that are owned by Nuvia. 

It is important to note that Nuvia has granted Qualcomm a formal right or licence for its technology; it is now uncertain if the name of these cores will stay the same or change. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 offers enhanced performance than the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, which is expected for October release. The cortex architecture of ARM powers the CPU cores in all current Snapdragon processors, but the aspect will change in the future. The upcoming Snapdragon processor will be powered up by Nuvia CPU cores. 

With step-function enhancements in CPU speed and power efficiency to match the needs of the next 5G computing standard, the purchase of Nuvia expands Qualcomm Technologies’ leadership in the Snapdragon technology space. Earlier, there was a dispute, with Arm claiming that Qualcomm’s acquisition of Nuvia led to Nuvia breaking its licence agreements with it.

As a result, Arm terminated those agreements, obliging Qualcomm and Nuvia to stop using and destroying any Arm-based technology created under those agreements. However, it’s quite early to decide about the Galaxy S25 series. We need to wait for a hint from the firm regarding the processor that will power up. 

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