This year, Samsung has more than made up for its Galaxy Note 7 blunder with both the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy Note 8. However, as we edge closer to 2018, it is time to start looking at the next generation. We have already heard that Samsung’s Galaxy S9 may launch earlier than expected and now, we are hearing that it may be the first smartphone to sport Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 845.
According to the Russian tech analyst, Eldar Murtazin, Qualcomm may once again tap Samsung to manufacture its new Snapdragon processors. Samsung has already been producing the Snapdragon 835 and it may end up manufacturing the Snapdragon 845 too.
According to Murtazin, Qualcomm is set to begin showing the Snapdragon 845 in Hong Kong this week. The Galaxy S9 will then be the first consumer smartphone to feature it. Beyond that, he also claims that the S9 will come out a month earlier than usual, so we may see it in February rather than March.
Previously, supply chain sources indicated that Samsung is operating on an earlier/accelerated timeline for the Galaxy S9, with orders of OLED panels shipping early. If Samsung is also producing the Snapdragon 845 this time around, then it may have everything it needs to be a step ahead in 2018.
KitGuru Says: At the end of February, the Mobile World Congress takes place in Barcelona. If Samsung is going to launch the S9 a month early, then it may end up using the event to start showing it off to the world.