Samsung has announced that it has moved to mass production of 10nm LPP chips. The second generation microprocessors follows a similar manufacturing process as the current generation LPE (low power early) processors.
LPP stands for low power plus, which indicates the kind of advancements made. Samsung is promising either 10% better performance or 15% more battery life from the second generation technology; indicating that gains will be relatively small compared to the leaps and bounds we have become accustomed to.
The first mobile devices to feature the 10nm LPP chips will appear early next year, although it’s still unclear what these will be. At the very least, Samsung will be using them in the production of the Galaxy S9.
At the same time, Samsung is already talking about the production of 8nm and 7nm chips. The company has already designed the 8nm versions, and is working out a production schedule. On the other hand, Samsung has said that the new processor manufacturing line in Hwaseong, South Korea will be ready to produce the upcoming 7nm chips when they are ready to move to mass production.