The manufacturer is ready. Samsung and Qualcomm, according to South Korean sources, are working together on new SoC chips that will be available next year to the Galaxy S9 smartphones.
According to Aju Business Daily, the new SoC will most likely be named Snapdragon 845. When the work on its construction is completed, the production is to start at its own factories. It is possible, however, that it will be outsourced to a third party, TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company).
At present, the Samsung Galaxy S8 is the first smartphone with the latest Snapdragon 835. Just a few months ago, other constructions were expected, The LG G6, also with this chip, but the manufacturer had to change plans because Samsung had reserved enough capacity that mass deliveries to other entities were initially not possible to achieve. Snapdragons 835 are manufactured in Samsung factories using 10-nanometer lithography.
Samsung recently announced its readiness to manufacture second generation 10-nanometer lithium-ion integrated circuits, which ultimately affected Qualcomma’s decision to produce Snapdragon 845 in Samsung factories. The information provided by the latter shows that the “10 nm Low Power Plus” process achieves 10% better computational power and 15% less power consumption.