Samsung might be the one to take over orders for Qualcomm‘s next generation of flagship Snapdragon processors. The news arrives after the chip maker had TSMC make its high end chips for the past two years (2019-2020).
According to a SamMobile report, the company’s latest Snapdragon 888 SoC was built using the 5nm EUV fabrication process from the South Korean tech giant. In other words, it looks like Samsung will retain Qualcomm as its client for at least another year. Recently, there have been rumors that the chip making giant will return to TSMC for its upcoming high end flagship processors, but it seems like a new rumor from tipster Roland Quandt states otherwise.
As per the leakster, Qualcomm is already testing the successor to the Snapdragon 888 SoC. This chip is codenamed Waipio and carries the model number SM8450, which will be made by Samsung Foundry. Unfortunately, it is currently unknown if this new chipset will also use the 5nm LPE process or move to a more advanced process. At the moment, the Exynos 2100Samsung’s 5nm process.
Notably, this chipset is said to have an energy efficiency similar to the 7nm process from TSMC. Meanwhile, it is also rumored that the company will make Qualcomm’s SM8350 Pro (will either be called the Snapdragon 888+ or Snapdragon 888 Pro) later this year. So stay tuned for more, as we will be providing updates when additional updates are available.
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