Samsung Galaxy S9 flagship smartphones expected to arrive with 7 nm and 8 nm processors

Samsung will make use of its own 8 nm manufacturing technology for its next-generation Exynos chipset as it prepares for 7 nm production.


While the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are still fresh in our memories, a new report has given out some official first details about the Galaxy S9 smartphones. According to a report by The Investor, Samsung Electronics' upcoming flagship will in all probability use both Qualcomm's 7 nm and Samsung's 8 nanometer chipsets.

The report cites its source as ET News, which claims that Samsung will make use of its own 8 nm manufacturing technology for its next-generation Exynos chipset as it prepares for 7 nm production.

The partnership is obvious and Samsung had successfully tied up with US chipmaker Qualcomm, for its recently launched Galaxy S8 and S8+ flagship smartphones.

A detail to note here is that this is just a technology tie up as it is Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) that will produce the next Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset.

Switching from a 10 nm manufacturing process to a 7 nm or 8 nm one should technically bring about better energy savings to the consumer. From a manufacturing perspective, The Investor points out that the 7 nm manufacturing process is both energy and cost effective as compared to the 8 nm technology.

“Even though its chip-making unit lost orders from Qualcomm, Samsung’s mobile business unit is likely to use the seven-nanometer chip produced by TSMC considering its energy efficiency and performance,” stated ET News in its report.


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