Samsung Galaxy S9 may come equipped with Snapdragon 845 chipset

The new report now speculates that Samsung and Qualcomm are already working on the next-generation Snapdragon 845 processor. But Samsung already had an arrangement with Qualcomm to manufacture its current 10-nanometer Snapdragon 835 chipset, which allowed the South Korean technology and consumer electronics products manufacturer to use the new power chipset on its own flagship smartphone first before to its competitors.

Samsung's recent flagships have been powered by equally flagship-tier processors in the U.S., like the Galaxy S8 with its Snapdragon 835 chipset. Depending on how the talks go, we could see that existing relationship either expand or contract. As of now, it is the fastest Android chipset available, so the Galaxy S9 is most likely to come equipped with the Snapdragon 845.

According to a report from Aju Business Daily (via The Investor), the new chipset that both companies are working on a new processor that will be called the Snapdragon 845. Samsung is also using the Exynos 8895 chip for its latest flagship, now giving the "Galaxy S8" the best mobile processor pair in the market.

The Galaxy S8 is now considered among the hottest Android smartphones on the market, packing a slew of top-notch specs, advanced features, and a sleek design to complete the package.

As Samsung worked closely with Qualcomm for the Snapdragon 835, the Galaxy S8 has a limited-time exclusivity on the chip. Apparently, either Samsung or TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd.) will manufacture the chip.

Samsung declined to comment on the report, though, so this puts all the details on the rumor side for now.

  • Arturo Norris