Samsung Galaxy S8 might be the current talk of the town, but there many other devices that this company currently sells.
In fact, the entry-level and midrange markets account for more sales than the flagship market when combined. It is no wonder Samsung has amazing plans to ensure that this market doesn’t get snatched away by the likes of Huawei, Vivo, Oppo, Xiaomi and a series of many other companies that are growing into threats, at least when put together.
According to Dr. Heo Kuk, the MD of Samsung’s LSI Division, the South Koran tech giant has plans to begin using the 7nm process in making 2018 smartphone processors. Samsung recently announced huge profits for Q4 2016 despite the fact that the Galaxy Note 7 wiped more than $5 billion off the same. All this is because of how good the company’s semiconductor business is doing. Being one of the fastest when it comes to innovation, Samsung LSI has recently begun making processors using the 10nm process, among the Snapdragon 835 and Exynos 8895 – both of which will be part of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus.
Apparently, Samsung is allegedly stalling the production of the chipset until April, meaning that companies wishing to unveil phones at the MWC 2017 will have to settle for the slightly older Snapdragon 821.
Nonetheless, the fact that Samsung wants the 7nm process to be used in making 2018 chipsets isn’t just good news for flagship Sammy buyers, but also for those who drive the company’s midrange market. The tech giant has a number of midrange phones that have been catching the attention of many out there. The Galaxy A, Galaxy C, and Galaxy J series are great, but they will get better now that they stand a chance of using processors made through the better 10nm process.
When Samsung introduced the 10nm process, midrange phones started benefiting from the 14nm process, which was used to make the current Snapdragon 820/821. Now that the 7nm process is just around the corner, it is possible that the likes of Samsung Galaxy A 2018 and Galaxy C 2017/8 will be powered by 10nm chipsets. This would mean these midrangers get massive performance improvements as well as efficiency.
Since Samsung Galaxy S8 processors will be using the 10nm process, it is possible that the OEM is targeting to debut the Galaxy S9 with chipsets based on this 7nm process. However, it is still early and anything could go wrong along the way. Let’s hope all will be well.