Samsung has already announced that it has started production of new chipsets made with an improved 10nm process. Most likely, it’s about a SoC called Exynos 9810, which we find in the Galaxy S9. Qualcomm is preparing for the same smartphone Snapdragon 845 chipset, however, will be made in the same technological process as its predecessor.
Samsung in its flagship series Galaxy S and Note has used the chipset diversification for several years. In the US and China models, we will always find a new SoC from Qualcomm, while Europe is selling Samsung’s Exynos-based smartphones. This is not only from Qualcomm’s patented solutions, but also on the need to support the old-fashioned CDMA technology (which is equivalent to the 2G GSM network) used by some operators.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 will be made with 10 nm LPE technology.
The same technological process was used in the production of last year’s Snapdragon 835. It does not look very good, because Samsung has already started the production of chipsets in the more technologically advanced 10 nm LPP process, which provides 10% higher performance and 15% better energy efficiency. In short, this means that the people of the United States may feel slightly aggravated because their Samsung Galaxy S9 mobiles may be warmer and shorter than the European ones. However, there is no way to determine which chipset will be better. The final solution to this problem will be after the first comparative tests.
In addition to information on the technological process in which the new SoC from Qualcomm is being made, we also got some details about its specifications. The Snapdragon 845 has a modified Cortex-A75 core and a cost-effective Cortex-A50. The Adreno 630 is designed to support dual cameras with a maximum resolution of 25 MP. This is where both front and rear cameras are mentioned. This means that next year may appear smartphones with a total of four lenses.