It is reported that Samsung Foundry has secured a deal to make all Snapdragon 875 chipsets. To produce Qualcomm's next-generation flagship mobile processors, the company will use the 5nm EUV process. It turns out that Samsung won all orders for the flagship model of Qualcomm's processor for the first time.
It's expected that the Snapdragon 875 will be introduced in December 2020 and may hit smartphones in the first quarter of 2021. Also, it is speculated that some variants of the Galaxy S21 series could get Qualcomm's next-generation flagship processor. According to rumors, the processor will be used in top-of-the-range smartphones from OPPO and Xiaomi.
Qualcomm has contracted with Samsung Foundry for the Snapdragon 875 because of the lower prices compared to TSMC. It's claimed that Samsung can make chips similar to the quality of TSMC but at a lower price. In addition, Samsung recently received orders from companies such as IBM, Intel, and Nvidia. There are also rumors that Samsung will produce Snapdragon 875G, Snapdragon 735G, and Snapdragon 400 series 5G chips.
Samsung invests a lot of money in research and development to create chips using advanced technology. By 2030 it plans to become the world's leading semiconductor firm. To achieve that position, it needs to overcome TSMC, which currently holds the major share in the contract chipmaking market. Despite the fact that Samsung is still behind, it is quickly catching up with its competitor.