Samsung has just announced that it’s begun mass production of SoCs using the latest 2nd generation 14nm FinFET process technology.
This new technology will be used with its Sammy’s own and Exynos 8 Octa processor and the upcoming Snapdragon 820 from their major competitor — Qualcomm. This means that the upcoming high-end chip from Qualcomm will use Samsung’s new 14nm LPP process which “delivers up to 15 percent higher speed and 15 percent less power consumption over the previous 14nm LPE process through improvements in transistor structure and process optimization.”
We can expect to see the Snapdragon 820 in multiple flagship devices for 2016, including the Samsung Galaxy S7. Although, Samsung might still go with their own Exynos chipset. We just have to wait and see the official announcement soon.