In recent weeks, we have received more and more Mate 20 rumors that have suggested that Huawei discovers a phone with 2019 specifications or the kind of hardware we expect on the Galaxy S10, OnePlus 7, Pixel 4, and all the other warm your Android phones in the near future. Huawei also confirmed that Mate 20 would be the first Android phone to pack a 7nm processor this year as well, a chip that will be faster and more efficient than 10nm chips in today's flagship.
The new iPhones that Apple will uncover in mid-September also comes with 7nm chips. We have already seen the first goals of the new iPhone X models that indicate that the A12 chips will blow the competition. But Qualcomm wants to remind everyone that it also does some of the best chips in the mobile industry and that it wants its own 7nm chips ready for next-generation devices.
Qualcomm told us that the Galaxy S1
However, Qualcomm does not share it in its press release. The company just wanted to tell the world that it is already sampling 7nm chips for customers:
7nm SoC can be paired with the Qualcomm® Snapdragon ™ X50 5G modem, which is expected to be the first mobile platform of 5G for premium smartphones and other mobile devices. Qualcomm Technologies has begun sampling of the upcoming flagship mobile platform to several OEM suppliers that develop next-generation consumer devices. The upcoming platform will change industries, encourage new business models and improve consumer experience when operators come online with 5G services later in 2018 and through 2019.
Further, as you can see above, the 7nm Snapdragon processor will also be compatible with Snapdragon The X50 5G modem, said the company. The actual details of the 7nm platform will be unveiled in the fourth quarter of the year.
Samsung, which probably works on its own 7nm Exynos chip, is almost certainly among Qualcomm's customers. For several years, Samsung has used both Exynos and Qualcomm chips in its Galaxy S and Note flagships, and there are no signs that things will change next year.
Even if something is crazy and Samsung ends up using only Exynos chips on their phones. At some point, the S10 and other 2019 Android flagships will still make use of Qualcomm's 7nm processor. With regard to 5G support, Samsung has already told the world that the Galaxy S10 will not be the first 5G smartphone.