Back in August, there were rumours stating that Samsung had partnered up with Qualcomm and bought the entire first batch of the Snapdragon 845 chipsets for its next-generation flagship Galaxy S9 series. A new report from Express states this rumour to be true. This means that the next-gen flagship Galaxy S9 and S9+ will become the first devices to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC. Currently, the Galaxy Note 8, S8, and S8+ are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipsets.
This report can be believed as Samsung did the same thing with the Galaxy S8 smartphone line-up, they bought the first batch of the Snapdragon 835 chipsets even before the production of the chipsets had started. Interestingly the Snapdragon 845 powered smartphones will be exclusive to the US and China markets, and India would end up receiving the Exynos 9810 powered variant.
Additionally, there are also reports stating that the Snapdragon 845would be manufactured based on TSMC’s 7nm process and would be clocked at 2.5GHz, however, some reports also state that the chips will be based on the usual 10nm process. There isn’t any confirmation regarding this from the company so we will just have to wait and see what happens.
As per the report by Express, Samsung will be unveiling the Galaxy S9 and S9+ at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 which will be held in Barcelona. We do recommend that you take this news with a pinch of salt as both the companies haven’t said anything regarding this.