Samsung has enhanced its 5nm process technology, which would be benefiting the upcoming Pixel 8 and Galaxy Watch6 devices. Samsung is expected to introduce Exynos 2400 based on 4nm this year, while rumors about its 3nm chipsets have started to appear.
Tipster @TheGalox_ claims that Samsung would introduce its first 3nm process-based smartphone processor in early 2025. Hopefully, the Exynos 2500, which could debut with the Galaxy S25 series will be manufactured by Samsung 3nm process technology.
Exynos 2500 & W930 to use 3nm process
Apart from this, the South Korean tech giant may also utilize the same fabrication process for its next-generation wearable chipset Exynos W930 (tentative name). The company is using a new GAA (Gate All Around) transistor architecture for these advanced semiconductors.
As Samsung Foundry is facing yield issues, it’s not possible to manufacture smartphone chipsets on the new 3nm process node. Hence, the OEM is currently supplying the initial production run to clients in other tech sectors, such as cryptocurrency mining.
Initially debuted with the Galaxy Watch4 lineup, Samsung’s Exynos W920 chip (2 ARM Cortex-A55 CPU cores & ARM Mali-G68 GPU) is manufactured by a 5nm process. The same chipset powered the Watch5 and will be continued with the upcoming Watch6 series this year but with an enhanced process.
It’s also possible that the company may have been wondering to deploy its new 3nm process to smartwatch chipsets before shifting to phones. Through this, it can prevent all kinds of risks of failure of the year’s most anticipated flagship smartphones.
Snapdragon for Galaxy
As reports about Exynos’ comeback are spreading heavily, Samsung will not entirely ditch the Snapdragon chipset. In Exynos time, the company shipped Qualcomm chip-powered Galaxy flagships in certain markets including the US, which will not change, at least for a few years.
Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, which powers the S23 series is performing quite well, even defeating all rivals equipped with the standard version. Thanks to its collaboration with Qualcomm, Samsung managed to bring a custom chipset to the S23 lineup, which will be continued with Z Fold5 and Flip5.
Made in India Chromebooks: Google signs new partnership with HP
Google and HP have announced a partnership to manufacture Chromebooks in India, making them the first Chromebooks to be made in the country. The partnership aims to improve the digital education scenario in India by providing affordable and secure computing devices to students and educators.
According to the information, the Chromebooks will be produced at the Flex Facility near Chennai, where HP has been making various laptops and desktops since August 2020. The production of HP Chromebooks starts on October 2, 2023.
Chromebooks are the leading devices in K-12 education globally, with over 50 million students and teachers using them. Chromebooks have built-in accessibility and security features that make them ideal for online learning.
Today, Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai confirmed the partnership through a tweet on X (Twitter). He mentioned, “We are partnering with HP to manufacture Chromebooks in India – These are the first Chromebooks to be made in India and will make it easier for Indian students to have access to affordable and secure computing.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9 Plus with Snapdragon chip spotted on Google Play Console
Google Play Console listing doesn’t reveal much about its specs, while its existence is almost confirmed. The Galaxy Tab A9 Plus will feature a 1200 x 1920 pixels resolution display, while the size remains unknown at the moment.
Past reports revealed that this tablet will be equipped with Snapdragon 695 processor, coupled with 4GB RAM. However, the Tab A9 is said to sport MediaTek’s Helio G99 chipset and a 1340 x 800 pixels resolution display.
Samsung enhances Smart View feature through new update
Now, the company is enhancing the Samsung Smart View feature through a new update. It fixes some issues that users spotted in previous versions to improve the performance and stability of the app.
The installtion package size of this update is 5.73MB, available on the Galaxy Store. If you use the Smart View function of a Samsung smartphone, then you should install the latest update of it.
You can get the Samsung Smart View 22.214.171.124 update through Galaxy Store >> Menu option >> Updates. Also, you can download it through the link mentioned here.