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Galaxy S25 Price Hike: Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 Could Be The Reason

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The Samsung Galaxy S25 will surely bring a new twist to the smartphone market with its several upgrades, expanded AI tools, decent design, new features, and many more, including a powerful Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 chipset. 

The Samsung Galaxy S25 is expected to be powered by Qualcomm’s next-gen Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 chip, which has enough faster performance, but the fact is that if this expectation comes true, then the price will touch the cloud. 

A well-reliable tipster The Digital Chat Station is also hinting that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 with the model number SM870 will effectively increase smartphone prices because the chip will be more expensive than its predecessor, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3. The display and the chipset are already the most expensive components of a smartphone, and a higher price for the chipset could make it impossible for a smartphone brand to digest.

The OEMs should choose options such as passing on the higher price to consumers with higher smartphone prices, using a low-budget chipset such as the Snapdragon 8s Gen 3, and cutting the manufacturing cost by using affordable components, for instance, a display, camera, or battery. However, the higher price for the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 will likely be so great that bringing down the prices of other components could not make up for the higher price caused by the chipset. 

The reason behind the high prices appears to be Qualcomm’s new custom CPU core (Oryon), which can match the performance of Apple’s A and M series chips used in iPhones, iPads, and Macs, so there will be an efficient upgrade in performance compared to predecessor Snapdragon chips.

This chipset will be built based on TSMC’s second-generation 3nm process node, N3E. However, it’s not a surprise since we already experienced that Qualcomm’s new chip has caused smartphone brands to raise their prices efficiently. A couple of years ago, in 2020, the Snapdragon 865 forced Xiaomi to raise the price of the Mi 10 by $140 more than the Mi 9. 

However, Samsung has yet to release any official announcement regarding the price of the upcoming Galaxy S25 series. It will be interesting to see what new novelties this upcoming phone will bring and whether the price will be worth the cost or not. 

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Galaxy S25 to Retain Same Battery Capacity as Previous Models

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Even though 2025 is still half a year away, Samsung has already begun preparing for the launch of its next flagship device, the Galaxy S25, in early 2025. The upcoming Galaxy S25 is expected not to get a bigger battery. 

Even before any official announcement and launch of the Galaxy S25, leaks and rumors are blowing in the market. Now the new report says that Samsung will not offer major battery upgrades for the Galaxy S25. The statistic bar of the battery ratio in the Galaxy S-series shakes usually since the Galaxy S22 features 3700 mAh, the Galaxy S23 has 3900 mAh, and the recently launched Galaxy S24 has 4000 mAh. 

Now the brand is looking forward to debuting its next-generation Galaxy S25, and reports are saying that it will not bring any battery upgrades. Reports suggest that the standard Samsung Galaxy S25 with the model number SM-S931 will have a similar battery power of around 4000 mAh as its predecessor series. 

The Korean giant has already secured the name for the upcoming model “Galaxy S25” in Mexico, suggesting a launch in 2025. This appears to be a recent pre-registration device name trend for the giant well before launch. Recently, the brand registered the names of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6 and Galaxy Z Fold 7. However, the latter is not expected until next year, just like the Galaxy S25. 

However, securing the Galaxy S25 trademark doesn’t exactly guarantee that the series will last for two years. Meanwhile, the Koran giant could intend to continue the successful S-series, but pre-registering a name doesn’t confirm long-term plans. 

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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6 And Fold 6 Color Options Leaked

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As we are moving closer to witnessing Samsung’s next flagship foldable models, the Galaxy Z Fold6 and Flip6, several predictions are suggesting hints on what could be expected with these foldables. Although Samsung is busy preparing itself to raise the curtains on its next-generation foldables, which could happen next month during its Galaxy Unpacked 2024, a fresh leak significantly suggests their exciting colorways. 

Galaxy Z Fold6 will feature 5 colors, while the Flip6 will be available in 7 shades:

According to the leak shared by Evan Blass on X, Samsung’s upcoming Z-foldable smartphone series will feature some exciting colors. The Galaxy Z Fold6 is reported to come in three colorways: pink, navy, and silver shadow, while the clamshell Galaxy Z Flip6 will be available in four color variants, including mint, blue, silver shadow, and yellow. 

Moreover, Blass further added that despite the aforementioned colorways, Samsung could exclusively offer the Galaxy Z Fold6 in white and crafted black colors, while the Z Flip6 could feature white, crafted black, and an additional peach color. Also, these colors could only be exclusive to Samsung’s online stores in certain regions. 

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold6:

  • Pink
  • Navy
  • Silver Shadow
  • White
  • Crafted Black 

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip6:

  • Mint
  • Blue
  • Silver Shadow
  • Yellow. 
  • White
  • Crafted Black
  • Peach 

As far as the color options of the upcoming Galaxy Z foldables are concerned, Samsung appears to be going crazy by adapting a new approach to its Galaxy Z Fold6 and Flip6, introducing some vibrant and punchy colors like pink and peach. Also, this latest leak will increase the level of excitement among Samsung fans, as they can’t wait to get their hands on the upcoming foldables. In contrast, it’s expected that the brand could add more enhancements to its Galaxy Z Fold6 and Flip6, including a better chipset, an improved rear camera system, better battery capacity with fast wired and wireless charging support, and more. 

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No New OS Update for Samsung Galaxy A52, A52 5G, and A52s 5G

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Samsung Galaxy A52 is a family of three members, including the Galaxy A52, Galaxy A52 5G, and Galaxy A52s. It lost its software support after receiving the latest Android 14-based One UI 6.1 update. 

Recently, Samsung has delivered the One UI 6.1 update to the Galaxy A52 lineup, and that will be its final major OS update. The brand debuted all three Galaxy A52, Galaxy A52 5G, and Galaxy A52s back in 2021, when it followed the policy to offer three years of major Android upgrades and four years of security patches for specific devices. According to this policy, Samsung promised to offer three years of major OS updates to the Galaxy A52 lineup. 

Finally, Galaxy A52 models have received all the allotted OS updates. They arrived with Android 11-based One UI 3 out of the box, and until the current Android 14-based One UI 6.1 update, they have received their three major OS and One UI updates. Since they have received three major OS updates, they are only eligible to receive security updates. Those security updates will come every three months for the Galaxy A52 and Galaxy A52 5G, at least until 2025, and monthly for the Galaxy A52s. It will be interesting to see whether or not security updates will be available after that. 

On the other hand, the Galaxy A51 and Galaxy A51 5G received security patches for four years, but it seems that the A52 lineup could get a fifth year of security updates before Samsung discontinues support. As far as Android and One UI updates that bring new features are concerned.

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