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

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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.

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ewilts
7 months 18 days ago
ewilts

The design process takes a long time. Work started on the new processors many, many months ago. This isn’t news to anybody that knows anything about designing processors.

Work has already started on the processors that will be released after the one that’s going into what might be called the S9 and probably for the one after that.

mugeyr123
7 months 18 days ago
mugeyr123

They should not make SNAPDRAGON PROCESSOR , EXYNOS IS BETTER ANYWAY

gtone339
7 months 18 days ago
gtone339

So not 7nm yet?

billywongwashere
7 months 18 days ago
billywongwashere

It’s not surprising that the new cycle has started for the new chipset. Tbh i would have thought the designs would have started last year after finalising the 835 and way before its final production.

5770 mp
7 months 18 days ago
5770 mp

Nice! My next Galaxy

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