Samsung and Qualcomm's New Collaboration

MaddiRuhl on Thursday January 14, 2016 at 09:59:20 AM

Samsung and Qualcomm's New Collaboration

Tech giant Samsung will help Qualcomm manufacture its next-generation Snapdragon processing chip.

From cell phones to smart homes, to batteries to auto parts, Samsung has been busy diversifying its products to a unique degree. With a history of chip manufacturing, the company is now teaming up with processor giant Qualcomm to make the new and exciting Snapdragon 820 chip. This chip is rumored to find a home in Samsung's flagships as well as many other devices, and packs a significant punch over previous Snapdragon chips. "The Snapdragon 820 is the most powerful mobile processor we've ever made," touted Qualcomm on an official press release for the chip last year. Improvements over current Snapdragon chips are a reported 40% boost in graphics quality, longer battery life, three times the LTE upload speeds, and more.

While the Snapdragon 820 is geared towards consumer use, Samsung has also been up to some ground-breaking chip manufacturing of its very own. Late last year, Samsung developed an enterprise RAM chip that packed a colossal 128 GB of memory. As Samsung's chip manufacturing department continues to grow (and it's already at a very respectable size), the company is in an excellent position to recoup from such industry lags as the sluggish smartphone market over the past two years. According to Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 820 should find its way into smartphones within the next several months. Rumors are spreading that this could mean the chip will run Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S7, but Samsung has not confirmed this.

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