In addition to being the world’s largest smartphone maker, Samsung is also a major contract manufacturer for large corporations that buy parts from the South Korean company. The production of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 caused quite a stir. Samsung is not building the successor, which should have a positive impact on future smartphones.
Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 is built by TSMC
With Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Samsung has produced one of the most important processors of the year. The company was able to get the order from Qualcomm and thus has made many modern smartphones from competing manufacturers. That not everything was going in the best way was noticed at the latest when many manufacturers suddenly started to throttle their smartphonesbecause they got too hot or the power consumption was too high. Samsung has also revved up the self-produced Exynos 22000. With the improved Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 this should no longer happenbecause Samsung loses production to TSMC (Source: Qualcomm).
High-end smartphones of the latest generation such as the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 or the Xiaomi 12 Ultra will be equipped with the new Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1. According to Qualcomm, this promises decisive improvements in efficiency. Performance increases by only 10 percent, but at the same time power requirement should drop by 30 percent. With the new chip, we not only get a small upgrade, but the processor that we should have received at the beginning of the year. Hopefully, manufacturers will no longer have to speed up their smartphones with the new processor.
The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra comes with a Snapdragon and Exynos processor:
Samsung is developing a completely new processor
Although Samsung offers its own processor with the Exynos chip, it is not completely self-developed. That was also the reason why the Galaxy S22 had to be overclocked first. Samsung had announced that it would develop its own chip that would really meet its own needs and secure the future. A direct comparison of Qualcomm, Samsung and Apple will certainly be interesting. But you will probably won’t be able to do it until 2025, when the processor is actually there.
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