Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Will Not Feature a 7nm Processor

While we’re in the middle of the Galaxy S9 hype season right now, Samsung has sparked off speculations regarding their Galaxy Note 9 with its report of the fourth quarter and FY 2017 results. Earlier rumours suggested Samsung would employ 7nm chipset on Galaxy Note 9 device in order to take on Apple’s upcoming 2018 flagships, the iPhone X Plus. New information from the tech giant, however, suggests the Galaxy Note 9 might feature a 10nm or 8nm chipset instead of a 7nm chipset.

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Samsung shattered the rumours of introducing the groundbreaking 7nm chipset in the Note 9 with a single press release that laid out its 2018 strategy for its chip-making department.

The South Korean company announced that they are ramping up the production of the 2nd generation 10nm LPP processors – Snapdragon 845 and Exynos 9810 – that will be in the upcoming Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+.

Samsung added that they are mass producing the 10nm chipsets at the new built S3 unit in the home country South Korea. They had earlier claimed that 7nm FinFET process technology with Extreme UltraViolet (EUV) would also be produced at the same plant.

However, Samsung has now hinted that 7nm process technology is out of mass production strategy. “In 2018, Samsung will provide 8nm and 11nm processes to meet customers’ needs and start a risk production of 7-nano,” the company said in a press release.

Thus it can be said with certainty that the Galaxy Note 9 will not be powered by 7nm chipset, though Samsung fans can expect an 8nm processor.

The so-called 7nm risk production is what TSMC started last year, and it is alleged the foundry will make Apple’s upcoming A12 chipset. There’s a big chance that Apple’s 2018 iPhones will beat the Note 9 when it comes to chipsets, unless Samsung ships its phablet with an 8nm processor, making it equivalent to TSMC’s processor.

There are no other leaks on the Galaxy Note 9 so far, but we can expect the device to release in August as like its predecessors.

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Priyansh Singh
February 1, 2018 6:18 pm 6:18 PM

Kiran and Sandeep:

Please enlighten me with Your Wisdom. Elaborate it. 🙂

Thanks in Advance.

Kiran Fernandes | Back in Goa
February 1, 2018 8:29 pm 8:29 PM
7 nanometer is the transistor size. I had replied to your comment on Coolpad cool1. Snapdragon 652 uses a 28nm(nanometer) manufacturing process. So Samsung manufacturers chipsets and they are trying to use smaller size transistors for better power efficiency. The goal of the manufacturers is to create transistors with the smallest size possible. So Samsung wanted to use the 7nm process in 2018, but they’re facing some problems with production as they aren’t able to add more chipsets. So they will use chipsets based on 11nm 10nm and 8nm process. Samsung will use the 7nm chips for the Galaxy Note… Read more »
Respond2Aji
February 3, 2018 2:18 pm 2:18 PM

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Priyansh Singh
February 2, 2018 4:39 pm 4:39 PM

Firstly, I had read your comment on this Post @ https://telecomtalk.info/coolpad-cool-1-with-snapdragon-652-soc-receives-a-price-cut-now-retailing-for-rs-7999/173126/#comments

Secondly, Manufacturers want to opt for Smallest Size Possible..Does that mean they would eventually come down till 0 nm or would like to go below that to 0.1-0.9 nm.

Thank you so much for sharing this with me.

Sandeep Bansal
February 1, 2018 8:55 pm 8:55 PM

Was Going to reply the same…
Also I may add that smaller transistor size can simultaneously increase the processing power too…

Priyansh Singh
February 2, 2018 4:42 pm 4:42 PM

Thank you very much for sharing this with me. Moreover, I would like to ask is that we hear 1.2 GHz or 1.4 GHz Processor. Does this increase don’t help in increasing the Processing/Efficiency Power of the Processor. Or is this the same Process but at back end they technically have to go down on the Transistor’s Size to achieve it. Please Bear with me. 🙂

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