Chip issues could lead to major shortages of the Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+

Chip issues could lead to major shortages of the Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+
The word out of Korea on the day before the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ are to be unveiled, is that Qualcomm has been having a problem turning out enough Snapdragon 835 chipsets to meet Samsung's production schedule. In addition, Samsung's own Exynos 8895 SoC, which powers its flagship phones in most parts of the world, is also suffering from production delays. The Snapdragon 835 chipset will be employed on U.S. versions of the Galaxy S8/S8+. Both chips are made using the 10nm process, which could explain the low yields achieved by Qualcomm and Samsung.

Industry analysts believe that Samsung's sales could suffer as supply of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ fail to match up with the expected heavy demand for the new phones. Last month, serial tipster Evan Blass sent out a tweet in which he blamed poor yields of both the Snapdragon 835 and Exynos 8895 chipsets for a one week delay in the launch of both phones. Originally expected to be released on April 21st, Blass is now looking at a launch date of April 28th for the two handsets.

Both phones will be officially introduced tomorrow by Samsung. The Galaxy S8 will feature a 5.8-inch display with a resolution of 1440 x 2960. 4GB of RAM is inside along with 64GB of native storage. A 256GB capacity microSD slot will be on board. A rear-facing 12MP camera is equipped with an aperture of f/1.7, while an 8MP front-facing selfie snapper adorns the front of the phone. A 3000mAh battery is in charge of providing the juice needed to run the handset.

The Galaxy S8+ comes with a larger 6.2-inch screen, and a 3500mAh battery. Android 7.0 is pre-installed on both models. In addition, both models will have a fingerprint scanner on back, to the direct right of the rear camera. The two flagship devices have an iris scanner and an IP68 certification rating. This allows the two to be submerged to as deep as nearly 5-feet of water for as long as 30-minutes, and escape unscathed.

source: KoreaHerald via AndroidAuthority

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    2960 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera)
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    4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie
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Galaxy S8+
  • Display 6.2 inches
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  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera)
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  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
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  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh
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