Samsung is making a comeback from its scandal with the Galaxy Note 7. Now, they are in the process of making a Galaxy S8, and is considered to be better than all its predecessors. In fact, if rumors prove true, the S8 could very well have the best battery in the smartphone market.
In an article written at Trusted Reviews, Samsung has begun manufacturing the industry's first 10nm chip using FinFET manufacturing process. Compared to its predecessor, which were built with 14m and 16nm chips, the S8's 10nm chips will be much smaller and more efficient.
John Shik Yoon, Executive VP of Samsung's Foundry Business, was proud to announce that the company has started mass-producing 10nm chips to demonstrate their leadership in advanced process technology. They will also continue to innovate scaling technologies to provide differentiated total solutions.
According to ZDNet, Samsung stated that compared to the 14nm process, the 10nm chip's performance increase was 27 percent while energy consumption was 40 percent less, with the end result allowing 30 percent more chips per wafer. Samsung calls the process triple patterning, where patterns of the circuit are drawn on the water before cutting. This was done three times for precision, which is crucial for designing chips to be smaller.
Samsung will work with clients and partners to authenticate 10nm design tools to expand the foundry or contract-making. But there are no reports or announcements about who will Samsung partner in this project. The Samsung Galaxy S8 is said to be available next year. The first generation process will be improved further to so that Samsung can launch commercial products using a second generation process next year.
With that being said, people are wondering which device will be hailed as the world's "finest" phone next year. Apple is also expected to introduce a 10nm chip with next year's iPhone 8.