Despite not receiving the Snapdragon 855 processor production contract in 2018, however, with the new 7nm chip manufacturing technology, Samsung has recently officially reached an agreement with Qualcomm, becoming a major partner in manufacturing. The next generation of microprocessors is called Snapdragon 865.
According to the report, Samsung is in talks with Qualcomm to produce the new Snapdragon 865 with the new 7nm EUV ultraviolet etching method, expected to launch a mass production line later this year. Previously, the company used to produce Snapdragon 845 for Qualcomm and this chip model was adopted a 10nm process.
Talking about the Galaxy Note 10, some rumors suggest that Samsung has begun mass production of new Exynos chips for the upcoming Note series, the first chip built by Samsung with 7nm EUV process similar to Snapdragon 865.
Galaxy Note 10 Pro (left) and Galaxy Note 10 (right).
It is known that with second-generation EUV 7nm lithography, new chip models will be able to be manufactured more easily, have better performance and also cost less to produce. At the same time, compared to the 10nm chip used in Note 9, mobile products using 7nm chips manufactured with EUV technology will have a better battery life of up to 50%, performance increases of more than 20%.
The Snapdragon 865 is expected to have two commercial versions, including a regular version and an integrated version of the Qualcomm X55 5G modem. At the moment, it is not clear which Samsung will integrate the 5G modem into the new 7nm Exynos chip, but they will also be able to produce two versions for this Exynos chip, similar to the Snapdragon 865.