Samsung Galaxy S25: Release Date, Prices & AI Features

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Samsung, over the years, has consistently maintained its position as one of the best Android phone producers in the world. Their competition with brands like Apple, Google, and OnePlus doesn’t seem to be losing steam.

Just this January, the Samsung Galaxy S24 launched with loads of advanced features, including Galaxy AI. While Galaxy lovers are still coming to grips with some of these features, speculation on the possibility of a new Galaxy S series, Samsung Galaxy S25, has already gained traction.

Rumors suggest that Samsung isn’t looking back—it is adding more improvements to its S series smartphones. According to some leaks, the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S25 smartphone series is expected to include even more AI features and superior hardware.

Highlights of these features and specs might include Gemini Nano 2, Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 processor, Exynos 2500 chipset, bigger display, and better camera quality.

Here is everything we know so far about Samsung Galaxy S25 so far.

Key Takeaways

  • Rumors suggest the Samsung Galaxy S25 will feature enhanced AI capabilities and superior hardware, including the Gemini Nano 2 and Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 processor.
  • Expected features of the Galaxy S25 include a larger display, improved camera quality, and a new UI based on Android 15.
  • The Galaxy S25 is expected between January and February 2025, continuing Samsung’s early-year launch trend.
  • Samsung maintains its status as a top Android phone producer, competing with Apple, Google, and OnePlus.

What is the Samsung Galaxy S25?

Next Flagship Galaxy S Series from Samsung

Samsung Galaxy S25 is expected to be the next Samsung smartphone in the Galaxy S series. Speculations, including a leak on X, show the Samsung Galaxy S25 flagship smartphone is under developement.

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When Will a Samsung Galaxy S25 Come Out?

Expected Launch: January – February 2025

Samsung’s launch pattern has been fairly predictable for the last couple of years. Based on previous records, Samsung usually launches their Galaxy S series very early in the year between January and March — excluding in 2012 when the Galaxy S III announcement didn’t come until early May.

Looking at the last three Galaxy S series announcements, we see that

  • Galaxy S22 was announced on February 9, 2022, and released on February 25, 2022;
  • Galaxy S23 was announced on February 1, 2023, and released on February 17. 2023;
  • Galaxy S24 was announced on January 17, 2024, and released on January 31, 2024.

Given this pattern, there is every chance we will get an official announcement about the Samsung Galaxy S25 release during the first Galaxy Unpacked event in 2025, which may happen between January and February.

What New Features Will the Samsung Galaxy S25 Come With?

Larger Display Resolution, Gemini Nano 2, and UI 7 based on Android 15

A leak by Anthony, a popular tipster on X suggests that Samsung is planning to make their next Galaxy S series bigger, hinting that the screen of Galaxy S25 will go up to 6.36 inches from the 6.2 inches we have in Galaxy S24. This will put the phone in the same display size as the rumored iPhone 16 Pro.

 

The same leak also suggests that Samsung isn’t continuing with the Isocell GN3 camera sensor and will instead move to a Sony camera model in their next Galaxy S series. While the details of this development are sketchy, we hope the already-impressive camera quality in Galaxy S25 improves even further.

Since Android 15 has been rumored to arrive later this year, Samsung Galaxy S25 will likely run on this Android OS version.

With Google and Samsung announcing a partnership that would bring Google’s generative AI model to Samsung mobile phones last January, we may likely have Samsung Galaxy S25 gaining even more artificial intelligence features from Google.

Since Galaxy 14 already runs on Gemini Pro, and Nano, we expect to see another version, probably Gemini Nano 2, in the Galaxy S25 series.

Galaxy S25 Hardware and Specs

Newer Processor, Better Battery, Faster Storage

There are rumors that Samsung might switch to an all-Exynos processor in 2025, but that’s unlikely, as one leak by Connor on the X platform suggests that the next Samsung Galaxy phones, including Galaxy S25, will be powered by Exynos 2500 processor in addition to Qualcomm’s next chipset, Snapdragon 8 Gen 4.

The leaker also suggested that the Exynos 2500 chip will feature a dedicated AI accelerator built by Google, hinting that the previous Samsung chipset “didn’t boost the Android ML layer, or Google Mobile Service System App Services in Galaxy S24”.

Also, Qualcomm’s next-gen chip will be based on a 3nm process and is poised to reach a clocked speed of 4GHz or potentially 4.26GHz. As a result of these changes, we might expect increased battery capacity in the Samsung S25 to feed the processors with enough energy.

Already there are rumors of Galaxy S25 coming with ‘battery AI’ to enhance backup time by eliminating unnecessary tasks. The feature is also rumored to extend runtime by 5-10 percent without compromising performance.

There are also speculations on X that the Samsung S25 will come with faster storage, which may double the speed to 8GB/second — vital for all the speculated AI features the Samsung Galaxy S25 is poised to pack.

On the cosmetic side, we don’t have an idea if there will be new Galaxy S25 colors, but at the least, we can expect the current choices of Amber Yellow, Onyx Black, Cobalt Violet, Marblegrey, Sapphire Blue, Jade Green, and Sandstone Orange.

Samsung Galaxy S25 Models

Galaxy S25, Galaxy S25 Plus, and Galaxy S25 Ultra

In the past few years, Samsung has consistently released its Galaxy S series in three variants.

There is no indication that they are stopping on this pattern.

So expect to see Galaxy S25, Galaxy S25 Plus, and the more luxury Galaxy S25 Ultra when the Samsung Galaxy S25 series hits the market.

Galaxy S24 vs. Galaxy S25 Comparison

As the rumors and leaks deepen on Galaxy S25, let’s see how they compare with what is currently obtained in Galaxy S24.

Features/specs Galaxy S24 Galaxy S25 
Display 6.2 inches Rumored to increase to 6.36 inches
System chip Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 (4nm), Exynos 2400 Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 (3nm), Exynos 2500 (rumored)
Operating System (OS) Android 14 Expected: Android 15
Colors Amber yellow, Onyx black, Cobalt violet, Marblegrey, Sapphire blue, Jade green, Sandstone orange Galaxy S25 colors might be the same as Galaxy S24.
Google AI model in use Gemini Nano 1 Likely: Gemini Nano 2
Base price $799.99 Expected: $799.99

 

Samsung Galaxy S25 Price

Samsung May Still Maintain $799.99 Base Price

While it is too early to take any pricing speculation seriously, Samsung may try to increase the base price of its next flagship smartphones to offset the increasing price of raw materials including the costs of processors.

However, if we look at the base pricing for the Samsung S series for the last three years, we will see Samsung maintained a static price point.

If they continue that way, then expect Samsung Galaxy S25 to launch at $799.99.

The Bottom Line

Samsung Galaxy S25 release date may not come until at least the next 6 months. While the phone may not launch with a major iteration away from the current Galaxy S24, Galaxy lovers are still excited about what the smartphone will bring onboard.

If the Samsung Galaxy S25 rumors are true, then we might see an improvement in the operational power compared to its immediate predecessor.

From all indications, expect to see a newer processor, a stronger battery capacity, more AI features, and probably a bigger display and better image quality across the Samsung S25 series.

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Franklin Okeke
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Franklin Okeke
Technology Journalist

Franklin Okeke is an author and tech journalist with over seven years of IT experience. Coming from a software development background, his writing spans cybersecurity, AI, cloud computing, IoT, and software development. In addition to pursuing a Master's degree in Cybersecurity & Human Factors from Bournemouth University, Franklin has two published books and four academic papers to his name. His writing has been featured in tech publications such as TechRepublic, The Register, Computing, TechInformed, Moonlock and other top technology publications. When he is not reading or writing, Franklin trains at a boxing gym and plays the piano.