Apart from being the largest smartphone maker in the world, Samsung is also a major contract manufacturer for large companies that buy parts from the South Korean company. The production of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 caused 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 produced one of the most important processors of the year. The company was able to secure the order from Qualcomm and therefore manufactured many modern smartphones from competing manufacturers. That not everything worked optimally was noticed at the latest when many manufacturers suddenly started throttling their smartphones because they got too hot or the power consumption was too high. Samsung also relaunched the self-produced Exynos 22000. With the upgraded Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, this should no longer happenbecause Samsung is losing its production to TSMC (Source: Qualcomm).
The latest generation high-end smartphones 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 terms of efficiency. Performance increases only 10%, but at the same time energy needs are expected to drop by 30%. With the new chip, we not only get a small upgrade, but the processor we should have received earlier this year. Hopefully manufacturers won’t have to speed up their smartphones anymore with the new processor.
The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra comes with a Snapdragon and Exynos processor:
Samsung is developing an all-new processor
Although Samsung offers its own processor with the Exynos chip, it is not completely developed in-house. This 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 truly meet its own needs and ensure the future. A direct comparison of Qualcomm, Samsung and Apple will certainly be interesting. But you probably won’t be able to do that until 2025, when the processor is actually here.
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