Ahead of the possible launch of the Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone which seem to have captivated the market and tech enthusiasts as more and more leaks and rumors paint the smartphone to be the next biggest thing that will hit the mobile tech, market, information regarding next year’s Samsung’s, the masterpiece has started surfacing online.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 which was expected to make an official entry into the market come February at the Mobile World Congress 2017 was rumored to have been pushed back to April at the company’s own event to allow it make further investigations and added on features especially coming on the heels of the massive Galaxy Note 7 recall from the market after it posed serious health and safety hazards to users.
Samsung has however been rumored to be planning on fitting the 2018 flagship device with the 7nm processor from Qualcomm in early 2018.
Recall that the Samsung Galaxy S8 is expected to feature the latest chipset from the SoC manufacturing industry, the Snapdragon 835 chipset wich has been said to give for better performance, more power use efficiency of as much as 30 percent higher than in the Snapdragon 801 chipset. Samsung has however been reported to be hoarding the new chipset from the market ahead of the Galaxy S8 release as other major competitors and devices including the much-expected LG G6 will not be featuring the latest chipset.
HTC, however, hinted that it might be planning on releasing other flagship devices this year after it unveiled the HTC U-Play and the HTC U Ultra smartphones, none of which featured the latest Qualcomm chipset.
This further lends credibility to a report from Forbes which holds that the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, 10-nanometre FinFET microarchitecture was mainly brought up by the Samsung Galaxy S8 device which has been rumored to be rolling out with Samsung’s next-generation AI assistant, Bixby fitted with features which make it greater than Apple’s Siri.
With the 10nm semiconductor technology boasting of the best performance regarding smaller semiconductors with faster, cooler and more battery efficiency is the best of the best in the market but Samsung is said to be pushing a step further on the Galaxy S9.
Samsung’s ambition to use the 7nm CPU architecture leaves Qualcomm with more or less a year to work out its detailed plan on the next SoC which will seek to redefine the face of mobile processors regarding performance and capacity index. The information regarding Samsung’s plan surfaced on ZDNET Korea, which reported that although Samsung’s production of the 10nm architecture started in November 2016, the smartphone company has begun work and intends to launch into the manufacture of the 7nm CPU which is set to reach full gear by the last quarter of 2017.
The report further held that Samsung LSI’, responsible for handling its chips managing director, Heo Kuk, confirmed that it “will maximize the advantages of EUV (extreme ultraviolet exposure equipment) in the 7-nanometer process and secure competitiveness regarding performance and power consumption.”
The source further revealed that the top official within the tech company noted that “Samsung Electronics succeeded in mass-producing the industry first, strengthening cutting-edge process competitiveness from 14nm, and aiming to produce 7nm in early 2018.”
Also, the top official maintained that the tech company, Samsung “will lead the most advanced technology with the same competitiveness as 14nm and 10nm.” (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.trustedreviews.com/news/samsung-galaxy-s9-tipped-to-use-new-7nm-chips.
With the 7nm CPU architecture in play, what to expect from Samsung’s 2018 flagship device is enormous as the S9 which will most likely be the first device to carry the chip will be expected to sport a whole new range of cool features and improvements. It is, however, unsure whether Samsung will, in fact, choose to make its in-house Exynos chips or move along with the tide of Qualcomm on the new concept of the mobile CPU. The Galaxy S8 which is due for unveiling before the end of the first quarter of the year also holds some of the mystery s it remains unclear if Samsung is willing to go the length in fitting the Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC on all variants of the smartphone or the tech company will split shares and provide the Asian Exynos chips on some.