Samsung will manufacture the new Snapdragon 820 processor for Qualcomm, the news was confirmed today by Samsung.
The company has announced that it has started production of processors using its second generation 14nm process, this is the process that will be used to produce the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 and their own Exynos 8990 processor.
Samsung are expected top use both of their new processors in this years flagship Galaxy S7, S7 Edge and S7 Edge+ handsets which will launch soon.
“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” said Charlie Bae, Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing, System LSI Business, Samsung Electronics. “Samsung will continue to offer derivative processes of its advanced 14nm FinFET technology to maintain our technology leadership.”
This is good news for both Qualcomm and Samsung, as Samsung ended up dropping last years Snapdragon 810 from their Galaxy S6 range at the last minute due to reported overheating issues.
The new Qualcomm processor is expected to be used in the majority of high end smartphones this year, as well as Samsung devices we are also expecting to see it used in handsets from Sony, HTC and more.