Samsung has finally bagged the deal from Qualcomm to manufacture its Snapdragon 875 SoC processors. Previously, Samsung lost this deal to TSMC for the same, but somehow they re-entered the game.
As per reports, the Snapdragon 875 will be a 5nm chip, and Samsung will now be manufacturing the same on their EUV process. This is also for the first time that Samsung got all processor manufacturing orders. The deal was completed with a price tag of KRW1 trillion, which is roughly equals to $800 million. The Snapdragon 875 will come out in December this year, and start shipping with the smartphones in Q1 2021.
It is also reported that the SD875 will make its debut (most probably) with Galaxy S21. In fact devices from Xiaomi and Oppo will also use the processor with their high-end devices.
Samsung will start mass producing the processor in Hwaseong in Gyeonngi city in South Korea.
The main reason for Samsung to get a hold on this deal is because Qualcomm got this deal cheaper than what TSMC was offering. Interestingly, Samsung also got deals from IBM, Intel, and Nvidia.
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