Samsung to Begin Mass Production of Exynos 2600 2nm Chip in 2025 for Galaxy S26 Series

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Samsung Exynos 2nm Processors galaxy s26 series rumors.

Samsung is preparing to mass-produce flagship smartphone application processors (APs) using the 2nm node by the second half of next year. This new process, called SF2, will debut with the Exynos 2600 AP. According to a recent report from ET News, Samsung is developing a chipset codenamed ‘Thetis,’ named after the sea goddess in Greek mythology, possibly indicating a new generation of processors.

Set to enter mass production in 2025, this SoC will utilize the 2nm fabrication process and is expected to be used in the Galaxy S26 series. This chip, likely to be marketed as the Exynos 2600, aims to compete with Apple’s forthcoming A-series, M-series, and AI chips, which will also use the 2nm process.

Samsung's Exynos 2600 (2nm) SoC -

There are speculations that ‘Thetis’ could indeed be the Exynos 2600. Samsung’s flagship lineup in 2026, including the Galaxy S26 and S26+, is expected to feature this chip globally, except in the U.S., China, and Canada, where the Snapdragon 8 Gen 5 SoC will power the devices. However, the Galaxy S26 Ultra is anticipated to use the Snapdragon 8 Gen 5 SoC across all markets.

Recent rumors suggest that the Exynos 2600 might introduce Samsung’s in-house GPU, replacing AMD’s GPU seen in earlier models like the Exynos 2400 and the upcoming Exynos 2500. If these speculations are accurate, Samsung will use its proprietary design for the GPU in the Exynos 2600.

Launch date -

Regarding the launch date, while Apple is expected to debut its 2nm chipset in the iPhone 17 series by September 2025, Samsung's 2nm Exynos 2600 SoC is scheduled for release in early 2026 with the Galaxy S26 series.