Samsung has launched the production of its second generation of processors based on the production process 10nm LPP (Low Power Plus). The solutions currently available in the South Korean company’s market take advantage of 10nm LPE (Low Power Early) and the transition to the new process will guarantee a 10% increase in performance and a 15% reduction in consumption.
This premise suggests that future generations of high-end SoCs, especially the new Exynos 9810 and Snapdragon 845, will not introduce a significant performance gap with existing solutions on the market, so we will have to wait until the transition to 7nm. The 10nm LPP chips are made from a large part of the equipment used in LPE, so Samsung will not take long to reach its maximum level of productivity and bring to market numerous LPP chips.
Will they be on time for the new Samsung Galaxy S9?
It seems that even the following 8nm processors, despite their small size, share much of the manufacturing process with the current 10nm processors, so Samsung will be able to offer good chips from the start of the production phase. The choice to market a second generation at 10nm will give the South Korean company more time to refine future solutions at 7nm EUV, over which the competitor TSMC appears to be at the forefront.
According to some rumours, this could mean that the next two generations of Samsung chips will continue to show annual increases of 10 to 15%, which is why Qualcomm is rumoured to break the partnership with the South Korean company to entrust the production of its 7nm SoC to TSMC.
Now the question is, will we see these new chips in the Samsung Galaxy S9 or will we have to wait for Samsung Galaxy Note 9?
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