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Samsung and Qualcomm have reportedly started working on the Galaxy S9’s processor


Last updated: April 24th, 2017 at 09:21 UTC+02:00

It has only been a few days since the Galaxy S8 was released and a new report out of South Korea is now telling us that Samsung and Qualcomm have already started working on a new mobile processor for the company’s next flagship smartphone. The next flagship will presumably be called the Galaxy S9.

Given that the chip inside the existing flagship is called the Snapdragon 835, it’s likely that the Galaxy S9’s processor is going to be called Snapdragon 845. It’s said that when the development is completed either Samsung or Taiwan’s TSMC will mass produce the processor.

The Snapdragon 835 is manufactured by Samsung on its 10nm process. It promises 27 percent improvement in performance and 30 percent in energy efficiency compared to processors based on the 14nm process. The Snapdragon 845 will obviously offer more performance and efficiency gains but it’s too soon to speculate on the numbers right now.

Samsung recently unveiled its second-generation 10nm process which promises a further 10 percent performance and 15 percent power efficiency gain compared to the first-generation 10nm chips.

Phone QualcommSamsung Galaxy S8Samsung Galaxy S9Snapdragon 835Snapdragon 845
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