Qualcomm is expected to soon begin production of its first 5-nm engraved processors designed with the help of Samsung. The Snapdragon 875G and 735G could benefit from this new engraving and be launched as early as the first quarter of 2021.
Processors engraved in 5 nm should be the next big goal of microprocessor manufacturers. Today, we are interested in qualcomm's future. A roadmap detailing the brand's next products has indeed leaked thanks to a Weibo user and gives us some very interesting elements.
We can then discover the brand's products classified quarterly, from 2019 to 2021. Two of them are in-between and for good reason: they would be engraved in 5 nm. These are the Snapdragon 875G, the brand's next ultra-high-end SoC, as well as the Snapdragon 735G, which would be more aimed at the mid-range "more".
What is even more interesting here is that this roadmap indicates that it is not the Taiwanese founder TSMC that would manufacture its new processors, but Samsung. One more cartridge for the Korean giant, which continues to progress in the world of microprocessors with almost 18% market share.
A Galaxy S30 with a Qualcomm processor?
With a SoC so high-end designed in partnership with Samsung, the question of the brand's next flaship arises. The Galaxy S, even though they have Qualcomm processors in some versions, serve primarily as a showcase for the brand's products. Thus, for example, the S20 is equipped with the Exynos 990, which should also be the case for the Note 20.
Samsung could still favor its home processor, the future Exynos 1000 also engraved in 5 nm, but could also push more this new Qualcomm processor when announced. This could only be a good thing, given the weaknesses of the Exynos processor on the S20 compared to the Snapdragon, which had disappointed at the release.
The roadmap also tells us that Qualcomm would also announce smaller processors, the Snapdragon 662 and 460,before the end of the year. All that remains is to wait for an official announcement from the manufacturer.