HOT: Qualcomm And Samsung Start To Develop Galaxy S9’s Processor, Allegedly Dubbed The ‘Snapdragon 845’
Samsung's launch of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ earlier this year opens up new avenues i the smartphone world. For starters, the Korean tech giant has followed to footsteps of fellow company :G, and quipped the smartphones with a 18.5:9 aspect ratio. This has changed the way the Galaxy S smartphones look and allow for more content to be displayed on the screen. At the processing end, we believe that 2017 will be the year for power efficiency as compared to performance. At least for US consumers. The Snapdragon 835 is equipped with features such as 'directing 80% of workloads through the lower efficiency cluster' to ensure that as little wattage as possible is consumed. Today however, we've got information about its successor. Take a look below to find out more.
Samsung & Qualcomm Commence Work On The Snapdragon 845 Set To Succeed The 835 Next Year
We're seeing a lot of interesting alleged reports surface out of Samsung's camp recently. Most of these relate to the Galaxy S9. Sources claim that the Korean tech giant has started work on the Galaxy S9, even as the Galaxy S8 just starts to settle in the market. The reason behind this? Apparently, Samsung's improved quality control processes with the S8 have resulted in expedited manufacturing processes, resulting in an earlier opportunity to work with the S9.
Initially, it's claimed that Samsung has started working on the smartphone's display. The company's display division hopes to have samples ready by the end of this month. Now, it's the processor's turn. Fresh reports out of South Korea claim that Samsung and Qualcomm have commenced development for the Snapdragon 845, which will replace the Snapdragon 835 as the US chipmaker's premium processor next year.
The name, 'Snapdragon 845' isn't confirmed right now. According to the information's source, it's highly likely that the processor will come with the title. However, if you ask us, this information sounds a bit too preemptive. Qualcomm and Samsung have faced yield problems with the Snapdragon 835 and the processor isn't even completely available for all manufacturers to use on their flagship smartphones, notably HTC and LG.
Apart from the alleged nomenclature and development commencing, today's source provides no other details. And that's how it should be given that the S9 will not launch before February 2018, if Samsung reverts to earlier launch schedules. Thoughts? Let us know what you think in the comments section below and stay tuned. We'll keep you updated on the latest.