Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor will be produced by Samsung
Qualcomm, the Chinese chipset manufacturer recently launched its latest mobile processor. The latest Qualcomm snapdragon 820 processor will be produced by Samsung. Yes! Samsung is all set to mass produce Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 820 processor. This processor will start arriving this year in new handsets. According to Samsung the Qualcomm snapdragon 820 CPU will be produced on its new 14nm Low-Power Plus (LPP) process, the second generation of the company’s 14nm FinFET process. Charlie Bae, Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing, System LSI Business, Samsung Electronics said:
“We are pleased to start production of our industry-leading, 2nd generation 14nm FinFET process technology that delivers the highest level of performance and power efficiency. Samsung will continue to offer derivative processes of its advanced 14nm FinFET technology to maintain our technology leadership.”
The exact details of the deal between Samsung and Qualcomm were not disclosed yet. Samsung’s 14nm LPP process is the same that is being used to produce Samsung’s own Exynos 8 chips. As per Samsung officials that this new process incorporates a three-dimensional FinFET structure on transistors, allowing for up to a 15 percent performance boost and 15 percent less power consumption over the previous generation. The three-dimensional (3D) FinFET structure on transistors enables significant performance boost and low power consumption.
Recently, at CES 2016 LeTV revealed world’s first smartphone powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chip. The device was names as LeTV Le Max Pro. In next month Xiaomi is also going to launch its next flagship Xiaomi Mi5 which also has Snapdragon 820 Chipset. It is assumed that Qualcomm want to supply the chip as per demand and that’s why it deals with Samsung.