Samsung announced a breakthrough that could potentially increase battery life and performance for the upcoming flagship handsets.
Basically, Samsung has been working on reinventing the basic electronic elements into a significantly smaller 3-nanometre footprint, in order to boost speed performance by 35% while using 50% less battery life – all by reducing chip size by 45%.
At the moment, flagship chips are using a 7-nanometre process; Samsung’s chips could win over these in a couple of years.
“Samsung is ahead of TSMC in GAA by probably 12 months. Intel is probably two to three years behind Samsung,” Handel Jones, chief executive of consultation firm International Business Strategies, told Cnet.
The first 3-nanometre SoC are scheduled to be tested in 2020, while manufacturing should start in 2021.
Therefore, the battery-boosting chipsets are most likely going to be ready when the flagship Samsung Galaxy S12 arrives, in February 2021.