Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 Chipset Expected to Drive Up Prices of Top Android Phones in 2025

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 Chipset Expected to Drive Up Prices of Top Android Phones in 2025

Qualcomm's Senior Vice President, Chris Patrick, Hints at Price Increase for Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 Chipset in Pursuit of Exceptional Performance Levels.

Nevertheless, certain exceptions are expected, including the Google Pixel 10 series (if Google’s 2025 phone adopts that name), which will probably employ a custom Tensor chipset. Additionally, the iPhone 17 series, equipped with Apple’s 2025 mobile chipset, will not use Qualcomm’s offering.

It’s worth noting that some regions might receive Samsung Galaxy S25 models featuring Exynos chipsets instead. Samsung frequently deploys a combination of Snapdragon and Exynos chipsets, and the balance may tilt further in favor of Exynos if the cost of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 becomes significantly higher.