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Exynos 2500 to feature Google TPU for improved AI capabilities

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Samsung‘s Exynos 2500 for the Galaxy S25 series could bring improvements in many areas beyond the CPU and GPU. According to an X tipster, the new chipset will feature Google’s TPU (Tensor Processing Unit) for improved AI capabilities. It will also enhance the software-hardware interaction.

Galaxy S25’s Exynos 2500 may use Google TPU to boost AI functions

Samsung has been making Exynos chips for years but its technology has always lagged behind the competition. Its flagship chips have historically underperformed competing solutions from Qualcomm. The performance gap got so wide that it skipped the Exynos 2300 last year, shipping the Galaxy S23 series with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 globally.

The company went back to the drawing board and came back with a much improved Exynos 2400 this year. The chip powers the Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24+ in some markets. However, it still lags behind Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, which powers the phones in the rest of the world and Galaxy S24 Ultra globally, in some areas.

Samsung hopes to close the gap next year with the Exynos 2500. It is reportedly making some hardware changes to give the new chip a better fighting chance against Qualcomm’s next-gen offering, presumably called the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4. According to @OreXda on X, Samsung will add Google TPU to the mix to boost the AI performance of the new Exynos.

For the past few years, the Korean firm focused on improving its neural and digital signal processors. However, those improvements did not significantly boost the Android ML Layer or Google Mobile Service System App Services. The addition of Google TPU is expected to bring the desired improvement. Time will tell how big of an improvement we are talking about.

The tipster adds that the TPU will get into action when the Google ML API code is detected on the app. It will improve the speed and efficiency of AI functions. Samsung is already working on polishing its One UI software so that the Galaxy AI Model and Android Machine Learning Interface work seamlessly with its devices. Google TPU may help improve software-hardware interaction.

The Galaxy S25 series may not be all-Exynos

Despite all the improvements, Samsung doesn’t plan to go all-Exynos for the Galaxy S25 series. The 2025 flagships will also use the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4. The company might go the same route as this year—ship the Ultra with the Snapdragon globally and the other two models with the Exynos 2500 in some regions. There is still a long way to go before the new flagships start taking shape.

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