Galaxy S25 could burn a big hole in your pocket

It is evident that the flagship smartphones from Samsung seem to have increased price tags. The reason behind this is not only the enhancement in the features, designs, and specifications but also the price of the processor they use. In the Galaxy S23 series, Samsung only employed the Snapdragon processor for all models. But this won’t be the case for the Galaxy S24 series, as the company plans to feature both the Exynos 2400 and the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor. In the coming days, if Qualcomm, one of the key chip suppliers, decides to raise prices, Samsung will have to decide whether to observe the higher expenses, which would hurt its profit margins, or pass the cost along to customers.

There are no signs that Samsung plans to raise the price of its next flagship, the Galaxy S24 Ultra, as it is expected to launch with a price range of $1,199, the same as the Galaxy S23 Ultra. However, this won’t be the case with the Galaxy S25 Ultra, as it may release at an expensive price next year.

What will cause the price surge?

The reason for this is that in 2025, Snapdragon Mobile Platform chips will be equipped with the Oryon CPU cores that are present in the Snapdragon X Elite PC processor. According to Chris Patrick, Senior Vice President of Qualcomm, bespoke CPU cores don’t always have to cost more; rather, they can help balance three factors: performance, price, and power consumption. Furthermore, he stated that the business is aiming for “astonishing levels of performance,” hence an increase in price is anticipated for the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4. Also, the Galaxy Z Fold 7 and Galaxy Z Flip 7 foldable smartphones will also run on the Snapdragon chipset. So this will also have an impact on their prices.

Not only Samsung, but other manufacturers will also be affected by this move by Qualcomm. Either the manufacturers should improve the price of their premium models or they need to find a way to optimize a few areas.

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Thanks to “SamMobile