As per reports, Samsung might be making Qualcomm‘s next-generation flagship Snapdragon processors. In the last two years, 2019 and 2020, the chipmaker had let TSMC make its high-end chips.
SamMobile reported Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 888 SoC was built using the 5 nm EUV fabrication process from Samsung. In simple words, it seems, Samsung will retain Qualcomm as its client for at least one more year.
Recently, there were rumours that Qualcomm will return to TSMC for its upcoming high-end flagship processors. However, now, after well-known tipster Roland Quandt’s new revealing it seems different.
According to Roland Quandt, Qualcomm is already testing the successor of Snapdragon 888 SoC which is codenamed Waipio and carries the model number SM8450. It will be made by Samsung Foundry.
Note that as of now, we have no information on whether this new chipset will also use the 5nm LPE process or move on to a more advanced process. It should be noted that currently, Exynos 2100 SoC and the Snapdragon 888 are based on 5 nm process.
As per reports, this chipset is going to be as energy-efficient as a chip based on a 7 nm process from TSMC. It is also being rumoured that Samsung will make Qualcomm’s SM8350 Pro later this year. Qualcomm’s SM8350 Pro might be Snapdragon 888+ or Snapdragon 888 Pro. As of now, stay tuned, we will update you with additional information as soon as something pops.