Samsung is reputed to be working on a more efficient chip to power its next generation of smartphones that will enable it to deliver higher performance without sacrificing battery life.
The South Korean firm is said to be working on a chip using 14nm (14 nanometre) semiconductor fabrication that would mean it can be about half the size of the company's current smartphone chips. This means less power consumption, less heat, and naturally more space in the handset.
Citing industry sources, the local DDaily website said that the new chip would be about half the size of the 28nm chip used in the Galaxy S4 smartphone.
The evolution of smartphone chips is expected to move from 28nm to 20nm, but Samsung appears to be seeking to make a leap directly to 14nm for its next model.
That could also result in the chip that rival's Apple's A7 that is used in its iPhone 5s.
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