Samsung’s Galaxy S9 will likely be the first phone with a Snapdragon 845 chip

Samsung could be the first phone maker to get its hands on Qualcomm’s next system-on-a-chip, the Snapdragon 845, which it’ll likely use in the Galaxy S9. 

If the rumours cropping up on Twitter are to be believed, Qualcomm is set to turn to the South Korean tech giant and have it manufacture its new chipset.

Samsung was the main manufacturer of the Qualcomm’s current top chip, the Snapdragon 835, and as such kept a large horde of chips for itself which it used to power US and South Korean versions of its Galaxy S8 flagship handset.

If Qualcomm does indeed turn to Samsung to make the Snapdragon 845, the it is likely the same situation could occur with the as yet unannounced Galaxy S9.

However, Samsung does also make its own chipsets under the Exynos line, which can be found in UK versions of the Galaxy S8.

As such, Samsung could decide to push its chips into all of its upcoming handsets across all regions, though given the Snapdragon chips are generally some of the more powerful and capable chips in the mobile market, we can expect the next-generation Snapdragons to fine their way into Samsung handsets regardless.

Or at least Twitter user and tech analyst Eldar Murtazin believes will be the case, having also noted that the Galaxy S9 is expected to be released a month earlier than usual.

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