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Sam­sung Will Be Build­ing Qual­comm's Snap­dragon 820 SoCs

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Back in De­cem­ber, we re­ported that Sam­sung would be the first com­pany to get first dibs on Qual­comm's fa­bled and yet-to-be-re­leased Snap­dragon 820 flag­ship SoC. How Sam­sung and Qual­comm were go­ing to do this while fend­ing off the horde of its (seem­ingly) an­gry ri­vals was a bit of a mys­tery, un­til now.

As it turns out, the rea­son be­hind Sam­sung's con­fi­dent pro­cure­ment of the pre­mium flag­ship SoC was be­cause they would be the ones re­spon­si­ble for man­u­fac­tur­ing the pro­ces­sors. The Korean gi­ant made an of­fi­cial state­ment in midJan­uary, con­firm­ing the fact that they had be­gun pro­duc­tion of the new 14nm LPP (Low Power Plus) process that makes up the Snap­dragon 820.

“We are pleased to start pro­duc­tion of our in­dus­try-lead­ing, 2nd gen­er­a­tion 14nm FinFET process tech­nol­ogy that de­liv­ers the high­est level of per­for­mance and power ef­fi­ciency” said Char­lie Bae, Ex­ec­u­tive Vice Pres­i­dent of Sales & Mar­ket­ing, Sys­tem LSI Busi­ness, Sam­sung Elec­tron­ics. “Sam­sung will con­tinue to of­fer de­riv­a­tive pro­cesses of its ad­vanced 14nm FinFET tech­nol­ogy to main­tain our tech­nol­ogy lead­er­ship.”

Con­sumers can ex­pect the first devices to be pow­ered by the new SoC some­time dur­ing the first half of this year, with Sam­sung's Galaxy S7 se­ries and even Xiaomi's Mi 5 be­ing the first flag­ships to launch with the new pro­ces­sor.

Sam­sung will be re­spon­si­ble for man­u­fac­tur­ing Qual­comm's Snap­dragon 820 SoC.

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