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Qualcomm to tap TSMC to make next-gen Snapdragon 855 chip

The next-next-gen Snapdragon 855 could be made by TSMC, and not Samsung.

@anthony256
Published Fri, Dec 22 2017 8:22 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:53 AM CST

Qualcomm is preparing their next-gen Snapdragon 845 processor that will power countless flagship smartphones in 2018, but we're already hearing news about the successor to Snapdragon 845, the upcoming Snapdragon 855.

Qualcomm to tap TSMC to make next-gen Snapdragon 855 chip | TweakTown.com

According to PocketNow, Qualcomm could shift its weight away from Samsung for the Snapdragon 855 and ask TSMC to help with manufacturing their new chip. PocketNow reports that TSMC is rumored to "snatch orders from Samsung in 2018" and one of those would be Qualcomm's upcoming Snapdragon 855.

We should expect Samsung's new 2018 flagship smartphones in the Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ and even the Galaxy Note 9 to all be powered by the AI-driven, super-fast Snapdragon 845. But in 2019, I would suspect Qualcomm will unleash their next-gen Snapdragon 855 with the Galaxy S10 (I'm guessing there'll be a nomenclature change by then) and the Galaxy Note 10 (sounds like a boss).

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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