Second generation 10nm FinFET process
Samsung has begun preparing itself for the incoming wave of 10nm chips. The company has announced that its Foundries have started mass production of system-on-chip (SoC) products built using Samsung's second generation 10nm FinFET process. According to the electronics manufacturer, the 10LPP allows for 10% higher performance or 15% lower power consumption compared to 10 LPE.
With GDDR6 memory and next-gen SSD
A group of judges have been going over some upcoming products giving out Design and Innovation awards. Samsung managed to receive up 36 of them, two of them are of particular interest to PC enthusiasts. The first is Samsung's new high-speed GDDR6 memory and the second regards a "next-generation form-factor" SSD.
Last week we wrote about the upcoming Samsung PM981 / 980 NVMe SSDs with a first look at the drive in 512GB and 1TB capacity sizes. While the PM 98x series should belong to the high-end market, the upcoming PM971 series should be more for entry-level market. The PM971 NVMe SSD should be the new Samsung 970 SSD.
Successor of the 850 EVO
Successors of the 960 series
During IFA 2017, Samsung has unveiled three business oriented displays: the 34-inch C34H89, the 27-inch C27H80, and the SH85, available with 27-inch and 24-inch panel. They all feature a very well-built frame, which allows for pan, tilt, swivel and height adjustment. Furthermore the panel is borderless and the overall design is quite sleek and elegant.
Slightly smaller than the predecessor
Samsung has introduced the next iteration of their portable SSDs. The new Samsung Portable SSD T5 drives features the latest 64-layer V-NAND flash memory and the company claims to provide "industry-leading transfer speeds with encrypted data security". The transfers speeds are supposed to reach up to 540MB/s and the drives connects to your computer via a USB Type-C interface.
With 1080p resolution and 1800R curvature
Successors of 960 series
In addition to the latest information on QLC NAND flash memory and the upcoming NGSFF SSDs, Samsung is working on a new generation of consumer SSDs. According to the UNH InterOperability Laboratory list, Samsung is developing two new SSDs called "NVMe 97x and 98x" series. Furthermore, Samsung might change the EVO / Pro naming structure due to a new design of the SSDs.
128TB QLC SSD
Samsung have unveiled more details than ever before about their plans with V-NAND. Currently the company is working on the 8th generation V-NAND and on a new generation of SSDs. Samsung is working on QLC NAND flash which will be slower than TLC NAND on the same per-die level but with the right parallelization, the performance could be higher than expected.
Huge ultra wide display
Samsung has expanded its curved monitor lineup with a new monitor featuring a 49-inch panel. The monitor is based on a rather unusual 3840 x 1080 resolution and a massive 1800R curved display. Furthermore the display supports AMD FreeSync 2 which allows the panel to communicate with your PC sharing colour space information, brightness values apart from the variable refresh rate information.
Volume production has begun
Everything that involves NAND flash memory has grown to what is today a huge business and throughout the past few years the big names such as Samsung, Micron and SK Hynix have been investing heavily in research and development. One of the results of this is that today we have consumer SSDs with up to 2TB capacity due to 48-layer 3D NAND flash chips. So far it looks like Samsung is perfectly on track to soon launch the next generation of SSDs due to 64-layer 3D NAND with even higher capacities.
As well as two reasonably sized ones
Samsung has expanded its curved monitor lineup with three new monitors featuring a 49-inch, a 32-inch and a 27-inch panel. The first monitor is based on a rather unusual 3840 x 1080 resolution, while the two others feature WQHD 2560 x 1440 pixel. Furthermore each one of the displays supports AMD FreeSync 2 which allows to communicate with your PC to share colour space information, brightness values and not only the variable refresh rate informations.
Featuring VA Quantum Dot panel
Samsung has expanded its curved monitor lineup with two new monitors featuring a 27-inch and a 32-inch panel. Both monitors are based on 2560 x 1440 (WQHD) resolution, 8-bit color support and 1800R curvature. Furthermore both displays come with support for AMD FreeSync which allows for a variable refresh rate that ranges between 60 and 72Hz.
Featuring VA Quantum Dot panel
Samsung has expanded its curved monitor lineup with two new monitors featuring a 27-inch and a 32-inch panel. Both monitors are based on 2560 x 1440 (WQHD) resolution, 8-bit color support and 1800R curvature. Furthermore both displays come with support for AMD FreeSync which allows for a variable refresh rate that ranges between 48 and 72Hz.
Double fullHD panel
According to the latest rumors, Samsung is working on a new curved monitor which features a huge 49-inch panel with 3840 x 1080 (Double FullHD) resolution as well as a 1800R curvature. Furthermore the monitor comes with support for AMD FreeSync and NVIDIA G-Sync which allows for a variable refresh rate that ranges between 60 and 144Hz. Unfortunately there is no VESA mount.
Samsung has expanded its curved monitor lineup with a new monitor featuring a 27-inch panel and 1920 x 1080 (FullHD) resolution as well as a 1800R curvature. Furthermore the monitor comes with support for AMD FreeSync which allows for a variable refresh rate that ranges between 48 and 72Hz. Unfortunately there is no VESA mount.
Both soon available
The most interesting smartphones of 2017, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the LG G6, have finally been spotted. At the moment there are only few pictures showing the looks but apparently the most interesting thing to us is the performance. Especially the comparison of these two phones will be interesting since the Galaxy S8 is supposed to be equipped with a faster SoC than the LG G6.
With 1080p resolution and 1800mm curvature
Samsung has expanded its curved gaming monitor lineup by two curved gaming monitors. Both feature 144Hz refresh rate and are therefore perfect for first person shooter games. For better color reproduction the panels feature Samsung’s proprietary Quantum Dot technology. Apart from that the new displays are compatible with AMD FreeSync.
It appears that Samsung is going to launch a 4 Terabyte version of their 850 Pro during the upcoming CES January next year. After having having released the 850 Evo back in July the world’s largest SSD supplier is going expand the portfolio of its 850 Pro units.