Samsung launched the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ earlier this year powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC. Samsung’s partnership with Qualcomm led to a shortage of SoCs, which affected the likes of LG. Now, if reports are to be believed, Samsung is planning to apply the same strategy next year too.
A Chinese leakster claims that the initial stock of Snapdragon 845, which is Qualcomm’s-2018 flagship chipset, will be reserved by Samsung for the Galaxy S9 smartphones. In other words, other manufacturers are again likely to be affected, and some might also have to settle for an older generation chipset. Reports suggest that Qualcomm will launch the Snapdragon 845 chipset later this year, which will be built on the 7nm fabrication process. ALSO READ: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 and Snapdragon 630 chipsets launched
While it’s too early to predict anything about the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, leaks have already started pouring out. From what we have come across so far, the smartphones will come with 5.77-inch and a 6.22-inch Infinity Display respectively. ALSO READ: Samsung plans mass production of 7nm chipsets early 2018 ahead of Galaxy S9 launch
Qualcomm’s new chipset is said to come with new Cortex A75 and Cortex A55 cores. The Snapdragon 845 SoC is also expected to see clock-speeds increase by up to 200MHz, which is likely to boost single-core and multi-core performance. The new chipset is also expected to see an overall 20-30 percent improvement in CPU performance.