1. Samsung has announced the Exynos 2400 chipset for the Galaxy S24 series, which will feature ten CPU cores.
2. Samsung has historically underperformed with their Exynos chips compared to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chips, leading them to ship the Galaxy S23 series with Snapdragon processors.
3. Samsung is working on creating custom chips for flagship Galaxy models, with the first one expected to arrive in 2025 with the Galaxy S25 series.
4. The Exynos 2500, expected to be Samsung’s first 3nm processor, will feature a deca-core CPU configuration and use ARM’s next-gen CPU cores.
## Samsung Announces Exynos 2400 Chipset for Galaxy S24 Series
Samsung recently announced the Exynos 2400 chipset that will power the Galaxy S24 series. While not revealing spec details, leaks and benchmark listings have already provided insights. Notably, the new chip will be a deca-core solution with ten CPU cores.
## Galaxy S25’s Exynos 2500 Expected to Be a Deca-Core Chip
Samsung’s Exynos chips have historically underperformed compared to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chips, leading to a loss in revenue. For the Galaxy S24 series, Samsung is adopting its usual dual-chip strategy, which has disappointed fans due to the Exynos 2400’s lag behind the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3. To address this issue, Samsung’s smartphone division plans to develop custom chips specifically for flagship Galaxy models.
## Arrival of the First Custom Galaxy Processor with Galaxy S25 Series
The first custom Galaxy processor is expected to debut with the Galaxy S25 series in 2025. While the exact nomenclature is uncertain, rumors suggest it may be called the Exynos 2500. Notable tipster @OreXda has been sharing details about Samsung’s work on the project and claims the chip will feature a deca-core CPU configuration in a 1+3+2+4 setup.
## Expected Use of a 3nm Process Node for the Exynos 2500
The Exynos 2500 is expected to be the first Samsung chip built on a 3nm process node and will utilize ARM’s next-gen CPU cores. The configuration is expected to include one Cortex-X5 prime core, three Cortex-A730 mid-cores (at different speeds), two Cortex-A520 mid-cores, and four Cortex-A520 efficiency cores. Compared to the Exynos 2400, the Exynos 2500 will have an additional faster mid-core.
## Unknown Clock Speeds and Hope for Improved Power and Performance
The precise clock speeds of the CPUs are currently unknown. The Exynos 2400 features a Cortex-X4 prime core clocked at 3.21GHz, two Cortex-A720 cores at 2.90GHz, three Cortex-A720 cores at 2.59GHz, and four Cortex-A520 cores at 1.96GHz. It is hoped that the Exynos 2500 will address the power and performance issues that have plagued Exynos chips for years.