Samsung buys first batch of Snapdragon 845 chipsets for Galaxy S9 and S9+

Last year, Samsung's flagship device, Galaxy Note 7, started having some battery malfunctions.


After the Galaxy Note 7 debacle, Samsung has not left any stones unturned to make sure its future flagships don't suffer a similar fate. While Samsung is gearing up for the unveiling of the Galaxy Note 8, it has reportedly acquired the first batch of Qualcomm's next flagship SoC, the Snapdragon 845.

In August 2016 last year, Samsung had announced the Galaxy Note 7, its flagship smartphone for the year. The phablet was the most powerful smartphone of the year, until reports of the device suffering battery malfunctions surfaced, which eventually led to the infamous Note 7 blast-gate.

Also read: Samsung Galaxy Note 8 rumours: 6.3-inch screen, 4K infinity display

According to a post by reliable tipster on Chinese social media site Weibo, the two companies have come to a mutual agreement. The report suggests that Samsung might use these chipsets for its upcoming flagships, the Galaxy S9 and S9+. Not much is known about the Snapdragon 845 processor except that it will be the successor to the Snapdragon 835, Qualcomm's current flagship, and that it will be one of the most powerful chipsets of 2018.

Notably, Samsung manufactures its in-house chipsets under the Exynos brand name and is expected to overtake Intel as the world's largest chipset manufacturer. The decision to acquire the first batch of Snapdragon 845 chipsets also suggests that other companies such as LG won't be able to employ the Snapdragon 845 chipset in their upcoming flagships, at least not anytime soon.

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