Confirmed: Samsung Starts Working on 10nm Chipsets for Galaxy S8

Samsung Galaxy S8

It has previously been rumored that Samsung Galaxy S8 will be powered by a 10nm chipset, probably the Exynos 8895 and Snapdragon 830.

Even though the reports haven’t been clear enough, the newest revelation emphatically confirms that indeed a 10nm chipset will be powering the 2017 Galaxy S8 and S8 Edge, alongside other flagships. Recent rumors also suggested that the South Korean tech giant will be assuming the entire duty of producing Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 830 using the 10nm process.

In making the announcement, Samsung did not mention the Galaxy S8, instead, the tech giant claimed that the 10nm chipset being manufactured will power an IT device that will be unveiled in 2017. When compared to the 14nm process that was used to manufacture the 2016 Exynos 8890, Samsung says that the new 10nm chipsets will provide increased performance by up to 27% while at the same time seeing a decrement of up to 40% in energy consumption.

This year’s Snapdragon 820 was also made using the 14nm process from Samsung, but Qualcomm had a hand to play in the process. As with next year’s chipset, it is said that Samsung will take care of everything, hence the early kick-off.

Samsung has had a turbulent end of Q3 2016 as the exact opposite of the company’s expectations happened. The Galaxy Note 7 – a phone that was expected to carry the company on its shoulders until the release of the Galaxy S8 – has failed to live up to its expectations. The phone has been involved in a series of fires and explosions and as such, Samsung halted its production and selling as well.

Samsung Galaxy S8

Now, the only hope for Samsung this 2016 is its chipset business. In fact, this could extend into 2017, just in time for the launch of the Galaxy S8. The Snapdragon 820 is selling quite well, with many devices already using the chipset. With many flagships poised to continue their trust in the Snapdragon chipsets, the chipset business will indeed turn out to be a crucial part in the company’s share of profits.

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