Exynos 2500 Rumored To Be Tested In Two Versions With Different Number Of CPU Cores, But Cluster Information Not Yet Revealed

The Exynos 2500 will reportedly join the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 in powering Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S25 series in various regions next year. However, it appears that the company might also differentiate between its upcoming flagship SoC because, according to a tipster, two versions are being tested. One of them is said to have a higher core count than the other, but there is a little twist that you might not be prepared for, so read on ahead to find out.

Tipster claims that the Exynos 2500 variant with the higher core count might be found in Samsung’s larger products such as tablets, notebooks

On X, @OreXda states that two versions of the Exynos 2500 are being tested, with the less capable one sporting an 8-core CPU while the other one seemingly touts a 10-core configuration. At this time, the tipster states that he does not have the cluster information, but he did mention previously that Samsung was testing the 10-core version with the Cortex-X5, and its frequency was hovering in the 3.20GHz and 3.30GHz range.

The twist that @OreXda reveals in a follow-up post is that the 8-core variant is said to power Samsung’s Galaxy S series of handsets, while the more powerful could be found in the Korean giant’s Galaxy Tab and Galaxy Book lineup of products. Given that Samsung’s Galaxy Book 4 Edge will reportedly launch with the Snapdragon X Elite later this year, it is not hard to imagine the company wanting to enter the notebook and tablet space with its own SoCs. However, to do that, the Exynos 2500 needs to be a capable chipset, and for the time being, one rumor claims that it can outperform the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 in both CPU and GPU tests.

How accurate this information is anyone’s guess, but Samsung is making the right moves by reducing its dependency on Qualcomm and shifting towards its own chipset development. However, it will take some time for the company to regain its reputation, given the negative reaction from consumers over its previous Exynos launches. For the 8-core version of the Exynos 2500, the tipster mentions in the first post that Samsung might stick with the same approach as MediaTek did with its Dimensity 9300.

This means that the Exynos 2500 might only sport performance cores in the ‘4 + 4’ configuration, delivering incredible multi-core performance gains compared to the Exynos 2400, but at the cost of power efficiency, not to mention potentially higher temperatures under regular use. At this stage, it is unconfirmed which manufacturing process Samsung intends to use when mass producing the Exynos 2500 to improve its power profile, but prior to the Galaxy S25 series’ launch, we should have more updates ready for you, so stay tuned.

News Source: @OreXda

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