Later last year, Qualcomm introduced the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor, which is being used by Android flagship this year. Further, the company launched a custom Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, which powers the Samsung Galaxy S23 series. Now, a rumor about Samsung 3GAP and Snapdragon 8 Gen 5 for Galaxy emerged.
The latest rumor suggests that Qualcomm could bring the Snapdragon 8 Gen 5 for Galaxy processor in 2025, featuring 2nd generation Samsung 3nm GAA process technology. Due to yield and performance issues, Qualcomm has given all orders to TSMC but the multi-partner strategy will continue soon.
According to the tipster, the cooperation between Samsung and Qualcomm is still continuing, and the US chip maker will launch an exclusive custom Snapdragon chip for the Galaxy phones in 2025. If Qualcomm continues to follow the same naming strategy, the chipset would be called Snapdragon 8 Gen 5 for Galaxy.
For Galaxy in the truest sense of the word.
If there's one concern, it looks like both chips will use Samsung's process. Samsung Foundry's 3GAP.
— Revegnus (@Tech_Reve) March 8, 2023
Notably, some reports claim that this custom chip will use Samsung’s 3GAP production process. In the recent past, it was reported that Samsung’s second-generation 3nm GAA process will begin mass production in 2024, which is consistent with Revegnus’ forecast.
Back in June 2022, Samsung started the initial production of its 3nm process node by applying Gate-All-Around (GAA) transistor architecture. The optimized 3nm process achieves 45% reduced power usage, 23% improved performance, and 16% smaller surface area compared to the 5nm process.
As far as the rumor is concerned, there’s a long gap between the current time and 2025’s Snapdragon for Galaxy chipset. It would be interesting to see when the Korean tech giant gets success in its self-developed processor and how long its partnership with Qualcomm lasts.
Importantly, the South Korean tech giant is working on research and development of a chip exclusive to Galaxy. The company has formed a team that is solely finding ways to build a Galaxy-optimized chipset, which is likely to debut by 2024.
Apple’s A17 Pro is one speedy chipset: How it fare on AnTuTu?
Apple’s iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max are equipped with an A17 Pro chipset, manufactured on TSMC’s 3nm process tech. It became the most powerful smartphone chip on Geekbench, following its debut. Notably, Apple’s A17 Pro used in the iPhone 15 Pro is one of the fastest phones on AnTuTu.
According to the info, the A17 Pro inside the iPhone 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max is one of the fastest phones on AnTuTu with a combined score of 1,641,883 points. This score surpasses the Android-leading nubia Red Magic 8 Pro+ which scores 1,632,859 points.
It’s worth mentioning that the A17 Pro brings a 392,643-point CPU score and a 597,734-point outing for the GPU department. For reference, last year’s A16 Bionic chip managed a 1,474,011 score while the Apple M1 chip found on Apple laptops and iPads is just a hair away at 1,754,456 points.
Samsung Experts Share Insights on The Freestyle 2nd Gen Development
Earlier, Samsung released The Freestyle 2nd Gen which makes imagination a reality. Recently, Samsung interviewed key players of The Freestyle 2nd Gen development, including Wonki Kim from the Lifestyle Team, Seongwon Seo from the Picture Quality Solution Lab, and TJ Kim from the Future Planning Group.
Smart Edge Blending is one of the biggest upgrades in The Freestyle 2nd Gen.
Smart Edge Blending seamlessly merges projections from two The Freestyle devices to create a large screen for pictures and videos. By connecting the two devices to the SmartThings app and synchronizing the video output with a photo of the projected screens, users can enjoy a full-screen experience from anywhere.
Gaming through Samsung Gaming Hub
Through Samsung Gaming Hub, The Freestyle 2nd Gen supports gaming — a content form that was once unimaginable to enjoy on a portable projector. The addition of Samsung’s cloud gaming platform frees users from the limitations of consoles, wires and fixed screens such as smart TVs and monitors.
Screens Everywhere as a strategy
With the vision of “Screens Everywhere, Screens for All, The Freestyle 2nd Gen prioritizes portability and mobility to enable users to experience the benefits of a movable screen. Samsung’s goal is to move beyond simply targeting the existing market and present a new screen experience for everyone.
Samsung Galaxy S24’s Exynos chip to use FO-WLP tech, production to begin in Q4 2023
Recent developments suggest that Samsung is all set to ship the Galaxy S24 series with Exynos chip in select regions. However, the latest information talks about Galaxy S24’s Exynos chip’s mass production timing and packaging technology.
According to tipster Revegnus, Samsung is planning to produce an Exynos 2400 processor on FO-WLP packaging technology. It will be the first time the company will use this process for the production of Exynos smartphone chipsets.
The source also revealed that the Galaxy S24 series is scheduled for early 2024 release. Meanwhile, the mass production of its Exynos 2400 chipset could start in the fourth quarter of this year, utilizing the Fan-out wafer-level packaging technology.
Fan-out wafer-level packaging (also known as wafer-level fan-out packaging, fan-out WLP, FOWL packaging, FO-WLP, FOWLP, etc.) is an integrated circuit packaging technology, and an enhancement of standard wafer-level packaging (WLP) solutions. [Source]