There were rumors about Qualcomm collaborating with Samsung and TSMC in the mass production of Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 flagship chip; But now, according to one of the whistleblowers of the technology world, “Revegnus” account On Twitter, Qualcomm seems to have backed away from this decision and will only work with TCMC in the mass production process of the chip.
The reason for the termination of Qualcomm’s collaboration with Samsung in the manufacture of the Snapdragon 8 generation 4 chip is probably due to Samsung’s poor efficiency or the superiority of TSMC’s 3nm manufacturing process.
Qualcomm’s collaboration with different companies in chip manufacturing saves a lot of manufacturing costs. Relying solely on TSMC’s N3E manufacturing process would be costly for Qualcomm; But it seems that this company has no other solution at the moment.
In previous tweets, Revegnus mentioned that the 4th generation Snapdragon 8 chip will be manufactured in two versions with Samsung’s 3GAP process for Galaxy phones and N3E process for other phones; But it seems that in 2024, Qualcomm will hand over its chip production order exclusively to TSMC, which will increase the chip price for smartphone manufacturers.