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Who doesn’t love a good wild rumor, especially when it blends high-profile phones like the Samsung Galaxy S25 with hot topics like AI? According to the latest whispers, Samsung’s next flagship phone will be powered by a new flagship Exynos 2500 processor (in addition to an as-yet-unannounced Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 4). The report requires a hefty dose of salt, but the juicy speculation is that the chip will feature a dedicated AI accelerator built by Google, not unlike the Google TPU found in the Pixel 8’s Tensor G3 processor.

For the past two generations, Samsung has developed its own AI accelerator for Exynos, consisting of big and little AI-focused cores (NPUs) and a more traditional number-crunching digital signal processor (DSP). Introducing a Google-developed processor part would be a tacit admission that Samsung’s AI silicon is behind the competition, either in performance or development tools.