With the two current Galaxy devices- the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ – still ruling the world markets, Samsung could not be in a better position. However, the South Korean giant is in no mood to slow down. We have already reported on how the next generation flagships, the Samsung Galaxy S9 and the Samsung Galaxy S9+, could have variants with both the Qualcomm and the Exynos chipsets powering the different models. Now, we hear that the bulk of the SD 845 chipsets will be bought by Samsung, at least initially.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC is expected to be the successor to the Snapdragon 835 processor, this year’s flagship chipset which powers the best of the best and is also at the heart of the Samsung Galaxy S8 series. The SD 845, as it is commonly abbreviated, will be the first smartphone which will be manufactured on the 7nm fabrication process and will likely be paired with the Adreno 630 GPU. These features will make it one of the most sophisticated chipsets ever manufactured.
We have earlier spotted what is a possible Samsung Galaxy S9 device on Geekbench, the popular benchmarking site. It bore a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset. Back in May, we had also reported how the SD 845 chipset could be in the frame of things as far as Samsung’s next-generation flagship was concerned. Now that we hear that the bulk of all initial SD 845 chipsets will be grabbed by Samsung, what are the implications?
For one, not many other flagships will get the chipset. This happened this year too: the Galaxy S8 range got hold of the lion’s share of the SD 835 chipsets and consequently, the LG G6, even though it arrived before the Galaxy S8, had to make do with the Snapdragon 821 processor. Also, since Samsung already knows that it will get the majority of the 845 chipsets, it is more likely to complete work on its in-house developed Exynos 9810 processors. Watch this space for more.