Samsung to manufacture some 3nm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chips
TSMC is exclusively manufacturing Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipsets for Qualcomm. The biggest chip maker has given all of its orders to TSMC due to heating and performance throttling issues in Samsung-made processors including Snapdragon 888 and 8 Gen 1.
Meanwhile, the latest report suggests that Samsung might get orders to manufacture some Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipsets on its 3nm process technology this year. According to the report, Samsung Foundry could manufacture some Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipsets on its 3nm GAA (GAAFET) node.
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The US tech giant may not give a big share of production orders to Samsung as TSMC has a higher yield of around 75-80% per wafer. Samsung partnered with the US-based semiconductor company Silicon Frontline Technology which gained its 20% per wafer yield to around 60-70%.
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Less yields lead to price hikes, which eventually raise the price of the device, due to which, Qualcomm has not completely switched back to Samsung. It’s reported that the Korean tech giant’s GAA technology could produce well-performing and power-efficient chipsets.
How to get Google AI features on your Samsung Galaxy [US only]
Google has entered the serious game of distributing artificial intelligence features, with the announcement of a lot of features at its developers’ conference on May 10. Besides Bard, Google AI features that are available for early testing can be grabbed on your Samsung Galaxy too. Here’s how:
Google AI Labs Features – How to sign up on Samsung Galaxy
- Head to labs.withgoogle.com on your Galaxy smartphone or Galaxy Book.
- Find the AI projects you’re interested in and hit either Learn more or Join waitlist.
- Note: All of these projects are under a waitlist system with no promises about whether you’ll be accepted.
- Sign in when prompted and follow the steps for each Ai project.
Google Search with AI
At the I/O 2023, the company revealed that it will be bringing the biggest change to search in history. With AI integration, the Search may abandon that conventional 10-blue link placement and show the most preferable results using Generative AI capabilities.
Workspace is harnessing the power of generative AI to unlock new ways of working so people can create, connect and grow together. Moreover, Google confirms that you’ll see a steady drumbeat of launches for these new experiences across Docs, Gmail, Sheets, Slides, Meet, and Chat.
According to Google, Tailwind is your AI-first notebook, grounded in the information you choose and trust. Tailwind is an experiment, and currently available in the US only. Samsung Galaxy users in the country can join the waitlist to try it for themselves.
Unlike the above three AI tools, MusicLM is available in more countries than the US only. The company has opened MusicLM to groups of testers. As the name suggests, MusicLM is an intelligent experimental tool to create generative music on commands.
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2024 Samsung Galaxy flagships to beat iPhone 15 in this key area
In the smartphone market, Samsung and Apple are the top priorities that are unquestionably reliable and powerful. With the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Apple’s iPhone 14 faced tough competition, while the 2024 Samsung Galaxy flagships could beat iPhone 15 in one key area.
Both Galaxy and iPhone flagships equip premium display panels, whereas the software and chipset installation is completely different. While Apple has its own Bionic chipset designing team, Samsung makes its own Exynos along with collaborating with Qualcomm for products like Snapdragon for Galaxy.
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Apple released the iPhone 14 Pro Max last year, bringing the most powerful smartphone chipset to the market. However, the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy swiftly defeated the most premium iPhone with faster GPU performance than the A16 Bionic.
Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 has 50% faster GPU
This year, Apple will introduce the iPhone 15 Pro Max, which will debut the next-gen A-series processor, based on the 3nm process. Meanwhile, reports say that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 offers a GPU that is 50% faster than the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2.
If the leak is true, the fine-tuned “Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy” will have an even faster GPU than the vanilla variant. As the 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy outperformed A16 Bionic, the S24 Ultra with Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy would leave the A17 and iPhone 15 Pro Max in the dust.
Compared to iOS, high-spec gaming is more popular on Android smartphones, as Apple is pushing gaming content lately. This may save the iPhone maker from being criticized for GPU performance over the 2024 flagships powered by Qualcomm’s third-gen Snapdragon chip.
The US chip designer may unveil the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 at the end of this year, while Chinese phone makers will start introducing their production sometime in December. The real iPhone 15 competitor will be the Galaxy S24, which Samsung may reveal by February 2024.
Samsung gets sued by BOE for copyright infringement
Samsung appears to be in trouble in China as the local display panel manufacturer BOE reportedly sued the company and various of its arms over claims of copyright infringement.
A Weibo tipster revealed that the Chinese display maker BOE has sued Samsung and some other Samsung-related subsidiaries. It is reported that the company has been involved in copyright violations on innovations.
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According to the input, BOE sued various Samsung firms running in China, including Shanghai Samsung Semiconductor Co., Ltd., Samsung (China) Investment Co., Ltd., Dongguan Samsung Vision Co., Ltd., Samsung Semiconductor (Xi’an) Co., Ltd., Tianjin Samsung Vision Mobile Co., Ltd. and other Samsung-related companies.
The tipster also added that Chongqing Jingdong Jiapin Trading Co., Ltd. is also suing Samsung for infringement of invention patents. With all these kinds of attempts, BOE appears to be putting political pressure on Samsung and its arms to leave the country.
Earlier, Samsung Display filed an OLED panel patent infringement lawsuit against BOE in the US. The company mentioned in the complaint that the US smartphone repair market is using cheap Chinese panels instead of OLED panels containing Samsung Display’s core patented technology when repairing smartphone displays.