Looking to create a separate and more powerful chipset designed for its flagship Galaxy S series phones, a report claims that Samsung will copy Apple when it comes to chipset production. Apple designs its A-series chips for the latest and greatest iPhone models and improves them every year (more on that later). The South Korean manufacturer has reportedly created a Dream Team to design a dedicated Galaxy S chipset.
Next year’s Galaxy S23 line could be powered globally by a Snapdragon chipset
The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max would then supposedly be powered by the newly named A16 Pro Bionic built using the 3nm process node thus allowing more transistors to fit inside the chip allowing it to be more powerful and energy-efficient.
The chipset being designed by Samsung will not only be designed for use on the Galaxy S line, it also could be built for the company’s foldable handsets. One problem is that Samsung Foundry is currently having an issue with low yields on its 3nm and 4nm chips. Recently it was discovered that only 35% of chips built by Samsung using its 4nm process node were able to pass quality control.
That compared with the much better 70% yield rate achieved by TSMC for the 4nm node. The difference in yield cost Samsung Foundry some business from Qualcomm that went to TSMC instead.