As a result of the sluggish progress in the creation of the next-gen Exynos chip, Samsung has had to put a hold on the utilization of these chips in their flagship mobile phones. In their place, the company has opted to use Qualcomm chips in their Galaxy S23 series. However, Samsung is not deterred and is working towards developing a new and improved Exynos chip for their Samsung Galaxy S25 series. It is rumored that this new chip may be mass-produced using second-gen 3nm GAA technology.
Despite this, there are some concerns regarding the low yield rate of the 3nm GAA process and its potential impact on the production of the new Exynos chip. Samsung, however, is determined to tackle this issue head-on and is said to have come up with a new strategy to resolve the problem of low yield rate. There are reports that the company may be using a combination of TSMC and Samsung’s own chip technologies for the production of their chips, although this has not yet been confirmed.
In light of the performance issues that arose with the Exynos 2000 chip in last year’s Galaxy S22, Samsung conducted a thorough review of their chip business, leading to the temporary suspension of the use of Exynos chips in their recent Galaxy S23 and S24 series. Nevertheless, the development of the new Exynos chip and the Samsung Galaxy S25 series is already underway, with some projects even starting before the Galaxy S24 series. The release date of this new chip, however, remains uncertain.