Both chipsets used in the Galaxy S22 series – Exynos 2200 and Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 – are power-hungry and get so hot, resulting in poorer than expected gaming performance and poor battery life. This problem plagues almost all other leading Android smartphones since 2022. However, Samsung’s upcoming flexible phones may not have these problems.
According to IceUniverse, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 will use a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ processor. Although Qualcomm has not yet announced the processor, industry sources claim it was manufactured on TSMC’s 4nm process, making it more energy-efficient than the Exynos 2200 and Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, which are made using Samsung’s 4nm process.
TSMC’s semiconductor manufacturing technology has always been better than the Samsung Foundry. No wonder Apple chose TSMC exclusively to produce its A and M series chipsets in recent years. Now, saturated with Samsung’s low 4nm contributions to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Qualcomm has reportedly moved on to TSMC’s 4nm process for the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+.
While this is disappointing for Samsung Foundry, it’s great news for Samsung’s MX (Mobile Experience) branch that produces Galaxy smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices. We can expect the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 to offer faster performance and better battery life than the Galaxy S22 series and current generation flexible phones.
It is believed that this year’s generation of leading Android chips “failed” mostly due to the constant shortage of components and the pandemic that has affected us all in one way or another. We hope that the manufacturers will correct the mistakes with the new generation of chips.