Samsung is officially working on their next generation chip and surprisingly are heeding to customer feedback.
For a very long time, people wanted better battery life and the Galaxy S9 flagship device set for 2018 reveal could be the change you have been asking for.
The company in an official statement confirmed that they are going to mass produce their in-house chips. These new processors powered by 8nm Low Power Plus technology and as the name suggests they are smaller than 10nm chips while fills the gap before the 7nm chips could be delivered in mass numbers.
Samsung is making a big leap with their system on chips and they are not going to let Qualcomm decide their future models. Instead, majority of the Galaxy S9 smartphones will be powered by their own Exynos chips which are designed based on the 8nm LPP process.
A whole range of benefits are being associated for these new processors because they are smaller in size and occupy less area in the smartphone. The additional space provides designers more ways to integrate newer features in the S9 model while keeping it slim and sleek to look at. The chipset is also meticulously made to save battery life and consumes 10% less power than the outgoing 10nm processor.
Samsung is not completely going against Qualcomm as the company’s senior Vice President confirmed that they still have a friendly client relationship with the company. However, instead of relying on them solely for a new chipset which sometimes hinders the production process and at times they have to compete with LG among other competitors to get hold of the newest chip, Exynos is being put in the front.
Once the 8nm processors are successfully established and used in the Galaxy S9 model, the manufacturer will move on to 7nm EUV chips. These processors are made using ultraviolet lithography technology and will be primarily found in phones shipped later in 2019. Mass production of a completely new chipset takes a long time as Samsung announced and added that they are not going to delay the S9 at any cost due to lack of hardware peripherals available.
Instead, they will use a mix of Qualcomm chips and Exynos processors that belong to the 8nm category. The new flagship model will be made available in the first half of 2018 and when it does, it is supposed to compete against the iPhone X and possibly the iPhone 9.