At the moment, Samsung is making the Qualcomm processor, the leading Snapdragon 835, with 10nm manufacturing technology, but this partnership does not seem to continue next year.
According to new reports from Korea, the talks that began last April about the new processor Snape Dragon 845 did not work, so Qualcomm will go to TSMC to make the new 7-nanometer processor.
As usual, Samsung will be the biggest beneficiary of the new Snape Dragon processor in the leading Galaxy phones, but the processor will not be manufactured inside its factories this time.
The news is so far unofficial, but if officially announced, it represents a real loss to the Korean company. Qualcomm is the company’s best customer after Apple and controls almost 40 percent of the semiconductor division’s sales.
On the other hand, Samsung is expected to manufacture the new generation of Exynos processors with 7nm technology for the Galaxy S9, which is expected to debut in the first quarter of 2018.