10nm process node, Gigabit LTE come to smartphones
Junko Yoshida, EETimes
2/27/2017 01:00 AM EST
BARCELONA – Qualcomm, Samsung and MediaTek, three leading smartphones chip vendors, have come to the Mobile World Congress (MWC) here this week to showcase advanced new modems and apps processors designed to power next-generation smartphones.
Nobody knows exactly what Apple has up its sleeve for the upcoming iPhone 8 in the iPhone’s tenth birthday. But gleaning from new technologies launched at the MWC, we have some idea of what to expect in Apple’s iPhone 8.
The use of the10nm process technology – common to all three chips announced by Qualcomm, Samsung and MediaTek – and faster speeds in downlink and uplink enabled by the advanced LTE modem -- led by Qualcomm -- are two likely elements to be leveraged in iPhone 8.
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