Beacon Transcript – As Samsung has recently been in the public eye because of the Note 7 line, the production of their new 10nm chips, paired with their possible use in the Samsung 8 generation might put some of the company problems to rest.
Most Android smartphones are powered by Qualcomm designed and produced processors. As this is a well-known fact, most everyone tends to forget that Samsung has a history of both designing and producing phone processors, amongst its clients numbering even the aforementioned Qualcomm.
The Korean giant’s latest line, the Exynos 8890 has reached a higher number of users than any other Exynos product after it was used in order to power the Samsung Galaxy S7. The processor’s performance is also said to rival that of the Snapdragon 820.
Amongst such advances and market developments, Samsung has announced that it will officially start producing its own 10nm (nanometer) FinFET process.
The 10nm chips will involve a processor and its key components being placed on a silicon die. As the 10nm FinFET process is set to begin being mass-produced, it will mark a first for both the company and the industry. In the same announcement, the company revealed that one of their early 2017 devices will be featuring the aforementioned chips.
This has led many to believe that the new Samsung Galaxy 8 smartphone and device line will probably be featuring the new 10nm chips.
As the Galaxy 8 line was initially set to be released in February 2017, many are eager to see if the latest issues with the company’s products – the recall and ceased production of the Note 7 devices – will affect the plan and mean either an earlier release or, on the contrary, a delay in the new products’ launch.
Still, the release of the new silicon chips will make a difference as the 10nm chips come with a pair of very useful headliners. The chip should be able to offer a 27 boost in the performance of whatever device it will power, all the while ensuring a 40 percent better power consumption.
As the 10nm chip will feature a smaller processor, it will also mean a more power efficient one, and it will also make it less likely to generate heat and its susequent problems.
All the 10nm chips features should come to mean a system-on-chip that will not only consume less battery, but should also provide a faster phone speed and a much safer device.
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