Cart before the horse? Well true as Samsung is thinking big. They have planned to come out with S10 even before the S9 is in market. S10 will have several design changes and improvements.
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- Galaxy S10 will pack a much faster Samsung-made chip.
- The Galaxy S9’s Exynos 9810 already proved that Samsung is getting better at designing its own processors. The Snapdragon 845 version of the phone outclassed it in real-life tests)
But S10 will sport chips which are likely to be faster than the A12 chip Apple will place inside the iPhone X this year.
The Galaxy S8 will be the first high-end handset of 2017 to pack a processor built on 10nm process technology. We expected the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 and Exynos 8995 to be faster than Apple’s A10 Fusion 16nm chip that powers last year’s iPhone 7 generation. However, the iPhone 7 consistently beat devices with 10nm chips inside.
Galaxy S9 will have a brand a processor that is even more efficient and faster than the Galaxy S8 chips. But will it be faster than the A11 Bionic 10nm chip inside the iPhone X and Galaxy Note8?
Samsung without disclosing details of the Galaxy S9 announced it’s readiness to produce 8nm chips. The company said that”…. three months ahead of schedule and it’s ready to take orders for its “8-nanometer (nm) FinFET process technology, 8LPP (Low Power Plus).”
Galaxy S9 will get 8nm chips next year? Or it will have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 exclusivity?
Samsung’s announcement provides other clues that 8nm chips may soon reach mobile phones. The company says in their press release “the 8nm chips will provide differentiated benefits for applications including mobile, cryptocurrency and network/server.”
Qualcomm is expected to work with Samsung on mobile chips for some more time. As the 8LPP will have a fast ramp since it uses proven 10nm process technology while providing better performance and scalability than current 10nm-based products.
The chip war is on.