It appears that the 10nm manufacturing process the new chipset technology is based on is quite a hassle for many manufacturers.
TSMC has a hard time manufacturing the new processor and now Samsung seems to have troubles in preparing the chipsets for the launch of the Galaxy S8. According to some new rumors, it seems that the release of the new Samsung Galaxy S8 flagship will be delayed for about one week.
The release event for the Galaxy S8 smartphone is scheduled to take place on March 29, 2017, however the phone was scheduled to arrive in stores only after April 21. It seems that Samsung needs another week, until April 28, 2018 to make sure everything goes without a hitch.
12 million Samsung Galaxy S8 units are expected for the release day, but the next units might delay a bit. The lack of the 10 nm chipsets also caused delays for other manufacturers in the spring of this year while others have picked other chipsets. For example, LG decided to go with the Snapdragon 821 for the new G6 smartphone while Huawei kept the Kirin 960 chipset – which was launched last year – for the Huawei P10 smartphone.
Samsung Galaxy S8 might be the first smartphone based on the 10 nm chipset, bot the Snapdragon 835 and Exynos 9 being built using this manufacturing process.