Snapdragon 855 in Galaxy S10 could be the first 7nm mobile processor, tips contractor

Yesterday, Qualcomm came out of the blue with the first chipset made on the groundbreaking 7nm process, but this one was a wireless modem, the X24, which will allow phones equipped with it to reach 2 Gbps 4G LTE download speeds. 

The Snapdragon 845 that is about to debut in the Galaxy S9 ten days from now, is packing X20, which does 1.2 Gbps, so we'd wager to guess that the X24 is meant for Qualcomm's next Snapdragon 855 SoC that will likely make a cameo in the Galaxy S10 at the earliest. Qualcomm did say that commercial devices with X24 are about to land by the end of this year, so make of it what you will. 

Given, however, that the X24 modem is made with a 7nm node, and Samsung said it will be ready for mass production of such chipsets in early 2019, we thought it safe to assume that the 855 will both package X24, and be made on the 7nm node. Lo and behold, today's Roland Quandt tweet comes to confirm this notion. 

Seemingly taken from a chip engineer's LinkedIn or similar work experience profile, it clearly states that a Snapdragon 855 is in the works, and is indeed hopped on the 7nm bandwagon. As for what will 7nm bring? Well, a drastic reduction in power draw and increased performance, all with today's chip capabilities, or better. Yum.



1. umaru-chan

Posts: 372; Member since: Apr 27, 2017

Qualcomm is going to use TSMC manufacturing for 7nm chip not Samsung and xiaomi could be the first to use the sd855.

2. Hollowmost

Posts: 425; Member since: Oct 10, 2017

I hope so .. that means we will the exynos Galaxy S10 in USA ... I didn't get the S8 just for snapdragon ...

3. Sparkxster

Posts: 1246; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Probably if Samsung has their CDMA modem ready.

13. ph00ny

Posts: 2069; Member since: May 26, 2011

Samsung has always had CDMA modem specially based on the fact that they had an all exynos affair not too long ago

5. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Probably is cheaper to sell with SD in USA than paying royalties to Qualcomm, like S6.

4. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

Who knows maybe the first 7nm chip would be in the 6xx chips since they said in the end of this year and not next year.

6. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Next SD8xx is announced in the end of the year to be used few months later.

15. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

Ok, now I see it thanks

7. TerryD

Posts: 560; Member since: May 09, 2017

What about the 865 in the S11? Is it not worth reporting on that because its going to be a whole lot faster than the 855. Or maybe the 875?


Posts: 945; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

I agree I will be waiting for the 865 at least with the Note 11.

12. rsiders

Posts: 2012; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Why not wait for the Note 12? I heard it will be mind blowing.

14. Landon

Posts: 1247; Member since: May 07, 2015

Foldable see thru screen, 120% screen to body ratio, entire phone is a fingerprint scanner, and yet it still will have a 3500 mAh battery.

8. w1000i

Posts: 251; Member since: Jul 22, 2015

And S12 will use the 5nm S14 > 3nm S16 > 2nm S19 > 1nm and the WW3 will start

10. Foxgabanna unregistered

Lol if all you do is wait you will always have something better come out right after it.

11. rsiders

Posts: 2012; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Exactly. Freaking exactly. Always someone talking about I'm waiting for the next version. Now if you were in need(want) of a new phone and were considering something like the Galaxy S8 as opposed to just waiting a few more weeks but waiting for the next best thing when the next best thing(SD845) hasn't even made it to market yet is kinda dumb. Everything will be replaced when the next thing becomes available.

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