The shortage of Snapdragon SoC 835 may cause the delay of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the Xiaomi Mi6
The announcement of the new smartphone Samsung Galaxy S8 and the Xiaomi Mi6 may not happen at MWC 2017 and 14 February respectively, as previously reported by different informants. The result will also change and the date of appearance devices on the market.
The main reason lies in the single-chip system Qualcomm Snapdragon processor 835, but rather in the company Samsung, which just can’t cope with the necessary volumes of production. It will be recalled that about a month ago, Qualcomm and Samsung announced a collaboration, under the provisions of which the South Korean company engaged in the production of Snapdragon 835 using 10-nanometer process technology FinFET.
That is, instead of a thorough testing process, which was referred to the informed sources, may lead to the delay of the Samsung Galaxy S8 until April of next year.
As for the Xiaomi Mi6, the release of this smartphone can transfer from the first quarter of next year to the second.
In the same note says that the release of the smartphone Meizu MX7, which will be applied SOC Helio X30, will be postponed for 4-5 months. Manufacturing Helio X30 goes according to plan, however, the company TSMC, at the facilities which make this SoC, the priority of Apple and its single-chip system Apple A11. If the production of these SoC also uses a 10-nanometer process technology.