The new flagship smartphone Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 + will have powerful processors, manufactured by the most advanced 10-nanometer technology, but with the development of process technology the company faced a number of challenges. Chip yield in manufacturing remains at a low level, and even exclusive to Snapdragon 835 before April is not able to meet the needs of the Korean giant. According to an insider Evan Blass (@evleaks), Samsung has delayed the start of sales of devices for a week – if previously reported on April 21 but now as the new release date of April 28 is called.
Being the first is not easy
As usual, the flagship Samsung released two chipsets: Galaxy S8 for the US and Chinese markets will be equipped with Snapdragon 835 from Qualcomm’s, and in other regions (including ours) will appear on the company’s version of the processor, Exynos 8895 . Both are available on the Samsung SoC facilities using 10-nanometer FinFET process technology. With the introduction of new technologies and increased scrap rate, which will be able to reduce only after some time. It seems that LG choice in favor of the older chipset for the G6 was not such a bad idea.
Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 + receive curved on the sides SuperAMOLED display with a diagonal of 5.8 and 6.2 inches, and the size they are compatible with the current generation. The rear 12-megapixel camera supports object recognition function in the frame, in addition to the front 8-megapixel camera on the screen is the iris scanner. Fingerprint sensor moves to the rear panel, as because of the narrow scope of mechanical buttons on the front panel, there is no room. The main body will be dedicated button Quick Launch Virtual Assistant Bixby.
Presentation of new products is still scheduled for March 29, so sales will begin only in a month after the premiere.
The problems are not only in Samsung
According to representatives of MediaTek, they found themselves in the same situation. Gadgets on the new Helio X30 10-core processor will not until the second quarter, as the manufacturing partner TSMC also observed a low percentage of the output of high-quality 10-nanometer chips.