Jul 06, 2021 News
Qualcomm’s latest flagship processor which will be Snapdragon 888+ which is manufactured using 5nm LPE which is the process of Samsung. And it seems like the company might be sticking to Samsung’s manufactory to contrived its coming generation flagship smartphone chipset which will be Snapdragon 895.
As per Ice Universe (@UniverseIce) the popular leakster the Snapdragon 895 is all set to use Samsung’s 4nm chip fabrication process. The information is believable since people know that the TSMC’s 5nm foundry is currently occupied by Apple for manufacturing the A15 and M1X chipsets that are about to release later this year. Qualcomm needs to use the Samsung Foundry since the TSMC will be using 4nm process for Apple’s next generation IPad Pro chipset.
Snapdragon 895 expected to use Samsung’s 4nm process and feature the ARM’s v9 architecture.
The rumours tell that Snapdragon 895 chipset will feature the Kryo 780 CPU cores based on the recently announced cores by ARM which are Cortex-X2, Cortex-A710, and Cortex-A510 CPU core. Moreover, it could also use Adereno 730 GPU, An integrated Snapdragon X65 5G modem and a support for quad-channel LPDDR5 RAM.
It seems completely illogical to switch to a completely new foundry for just a minor chipset refresh. Hence, the rumours that says Qualcomm is expected to switch to TSMC’s 4nm process for Snapdragon 895+ does not seem believable. Similarly, it was rumoured in the past that Qualcomm could switch to TSMC’s 5nm process for Snapdragon 888+, but that never happened. So we can let this rumour pass.
Talking about the Samsung Foundry it recently manufactured its Exynos 2100 and the Snapdragon 888/888+ with the help of it’s 5nm process. Even though the South Korean fab’s manufactured 5nm process is known to inferior to the TSMC’s 5nm process, it’s still the next big thing found in the market.