Now Qualcomm is working on the first 7-nanometer processor, but the company has decided to end its partnership with Samsung.
TSMC was already working on 7nm processors and now Qualcomm will cooperate in the production of the 7-nanometer processor. In recent time Samsung lost the second partner as Apple also chose its rival TSMC to create Apple A11 processor.
The production of the 7-nanometer processors is expected to available in 2018. The development from 10nm to 7-nanometer technology will lead more transistors on a chip that will require less energy. 7nm processors will require less power that will boost the performance and elongate battery life.