Samsung rumored to be working on next gen processor with Qualcomm

Elizabeth Williams
April 25, 2017

Korean technology giant Samsung only recently unveiled this year's flagship, the Samsung Galaxy S8, and reports are already surfacing of a Galaxy S9 and accompanying Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chip.

While official details about the upcoming Snapdragon 845 chipset remain under wraps, reports claim that it will lessen power consumption to about 15 percent and increase the device's performance to about 10 percent as compared to the Snapdragon 835. And according to a new report, Samsung and Qualcomm plan to continue that trend with the Galaxy S9.

The Galaxy X may also feature the Snapdragon 835 to help power its foldable display; however, it may have some other lower-end specs, such as the older Android Marshmallow operating system. The Galaxy S9 may have similar late March and late April release date as the Galaxy S8.

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The Snapdragon 845 is the next rumored SoC from Qualcomm that is expected to be announced this year and ship in devices next year. Qualcomm and Samsung worked together on the Snapdragon 835, making the processor at Samsung's manufacturing facilities.

Samsung is rumored to release at least two more prominent devices during 2017, the Galaxy Note 8 phablet, and the Galaxy X, which may feature a foldable display. Either Samsung or Taiwanese company TMSC will manufacture the chip. A new Exynos chip also wasn't mentioned, but there's a big possibility that Samsung might also use a new model of the chipset for its still-in-development flagship. However, owners of the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus on Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile have now all confirmed that the FM support on their devices works without any issues.

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