Rumors are coming up that the upcoming Snapdragon 895 SoC will be manufactured on Samsung’s 4nm Process. Qualcomm is always ahead in terms of SoC development, as well as with the technological advancement required for manufacturing their SoCs. And working with Samsung itself is not new in the industry and for Qualcomm as well. However, for their other SoC, Snapdragon 895+, Qualcomm will use TSMC’s 4nm fab instead.
Although both Samsung and TSMC’s processes have an advantage over their 5nm process, what is actually improved is not yet made public. Given the launch schedule of the Snapdragon 888 series, we might expect the Snapdragon 895 to launch sometime in Dec-Jan whereas the 895+ will come out in the next 6months after the launch of 895. This all depends on how long the shortage of silicon chips will go on. Chances are that the shortage might go away by the year’s end, but have to see what will happen.
As for Samsung, it is rumored that they will use the same 4nm process for their Exynos 2200 with AMD RDNA 2 GPU, which will not be available for their Galaxy smartphones (rumors say so). Moreover, Qualcomm is using Samsung’s 4nm process for their X65 and X62 5G modems.