There have been rumors that Samsung will unveil its upcoming Galaxy S8 smartphone immediately after the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017. Rumor has it that the event will be held in New York some time in April next year. However, new information may put a dampener on the hype that is Samsung Galaxy S8.
A report made by MyDrivers claimed that Samsung is now having some yield issues from its 10nm manufacturing process. According to the report, Samsung?s manufacturing yield to the next generation processors is way below satisfactory numbers. This is due to the complexity of the new process to manufacture the new generation of mobile processors.
For those who do not know, most if not all of Samsung?s mobile devices run on Qualcomm?s Snapdragon processors. The current Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge is equipped with a Snapdragon 820, otherwise known as Exynos 8890. This chip is based on the mainstream 14nm process technology that was introduced in 2014. Since the technology has aged in years, the process has been refined that enabled manufacturers to achieve impressive yield numbers. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for the new 10nm manufacturing process technology.
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Last November, Samsung and Qualcomm announced that they have started mass producing the Snapdragon 835 processor. The two companies also claimed that availability will be sometime in the first quarter of 2017. This led many to believe that Samsung may be releasing the Snapdragon 835-powered Galaxy S8 immediately after that. However, the report done by MyDrivers may say otherwise.
Samsung has been missing targets with its production of the new processor. Apparently, Qualcomm is not too happy about it either that it even went and asked TSMC for aid. Unfortunately, TSMC is also having issues with its 10nm process yields.
This report from MyDrivers may mean that there is a chance that Samsung will also not meet the purported release date for the Galaxy S8. Or perhaps, the delay that it initially imposed may also mean that the chip manufacturing difficulties have been factored in. Nevertheless, for now, consumers can set their calendars for an April 2017 launch.
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