Samsung Starts Production on 10nm Processors, Possibly for the Snapdragon 830

...

Last night, Samsung announced that it has started mass production on a new mobile processor built with 10-nanometer FinFET technology. If accompanying reports are correct, this production round could be for Qualcomm’s next flagship processor, the Snapdragon 830, that will be featured in next year’s Galaxy S8 and other flagship phones. 

Samsung’s announcement didn’t specify a processor that this new 10nm technology would fit into, instead only suggesting that it would launch in “digital devices ” early next year and throughout 2017. They also said that compared to 14nm processors, this new chipset allows 27% higher performance with 40% less power consumption, but that they’ll have a 2nd-gen version for the 2nd half of 2017 with another “performance boost.”

Wait, so this wasn’t an announcement for a new Exynos chipset? Nope. According to ETNews, Samsung is more than likely using this 10nm tech in Qualcomm’s upcoming Snapdragon 830 processor. In fact, their sources are under the impression that Samsung is making all of the Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 830s, partly because the two struck some sort of deal to feature it in the Galaxy S8.

If the Snapdragon 830 plays out like this year’s Snapdragon 820(14nm), we could see the 830 for most of the year, followed by an 831 towards the back-end. Should that be the case, I hope the 831 is more widely adopted. I say that because for 2016, the only phones so far really running a Snapdragon 821 are Google’s new Pixel phones.

Either way, 10nm should mean more performance with better battery life.

Categories
E-COMMERCE
0 Comment

Leave a Reply

Captcha image


RELATED BY

  • 5300c769af79e

    Forza Horizon 3 (for PC)

    Compare Similar ProductsCompare Forza Horizon 2 (for Xbox One) %displayPrice% Split/Second (for PC) %displayPrice% Rocket League (for PC) %displayPrice% Ridge Racer Unbounded %displayPrice% Forza Motorsport 6 (for Xbox One) %displayPrice% Life Is a HighwayIn past Forza Horizon games, you assumed the role of an eager driver looking to make a big splash at the Horizon Festival; this time out you run the show.That causes the tracks to sync with Microsoft Groove, which you can use to create a Forza Horizon 3 playlist.
  • 5300c769af79e

    9 Ways IT Can Ruin Its Relationship With The Business

    But when the rubber meets the road, IT leaders face unique challenges as they strive to engage and collaborate with business-side colleagues.Here's what they revealed about the ever-evolving relationship between business and IT.
  • 5300c769af79e

    Opengear SmartOOB Solution Brief

    Download This asset is brought to you by:The information submitted is collected by both UBM and our sponsor.Click here to view our sponsor's privacy policy.
  • 5300c769af79e

    SpaceX Seeks Approval for Satellite-Based Internet Service

    Move over, Mark Zuckerberg: Elon Musk wants to build a satellite system to provide low-cost Internet service worldwide.The entrepreneur's SpaceX firm this week filed a request for approval with the Federal Communications Commission.