Despite the fact that Qualcomm is one of the largest chip makers, the company does not have its own factories, and other manufacturers are engaged in the production of its processors under contract. Typically, TSMC and Samsung are fighting for an order for the production of Qualcomm’s flagship chips. And in recent years, Qualcomm has given preference to TSMC most often. But now the moment has come when the American chip maker is finally ready to entrust the release of his flagship processor to the South Korean giant.
According to the portal Notebookcheck, the contract for the production of the next flagship platform, tentatively referred to as the Qualcomm Snapdragon 895, went to Samsung. The successor to the current Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 will be built on the same 4nm manufacturing process as Samsung’s proprietary Exynos 2200 chip.
The heir to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 is rumored to carry the model number SM8450. It will include Kryo 780 computing cores based on the Cortex-v9 architecture. Most likely, we are talking about customized cores Cortex-X2 and Cortex-A710. The graphics accelerator Adreno 730 will be responsible for the graphics. The platform will also receive a built-in 5G modem, a signal processor and an image processing module. As expected, the announcement of Qualcomm Snapdragon 895 will take place in December 2021, when the first smartphone based on it should appear.