The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 may be announced this week, but we are already seeing reports of next year’s Samsung Galaxy S9. A report has emerged that Samsung has bought ‘most’ of the first batch of the upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chips for their 2018 flagship, leaving other manufacturers in the lurch.
The chip is mainly used for the US-bound smartphones from Samsung (here in Malaysia we most likely be getting the Exynos version), but it still puts a dent in the planning for other manufacturers such as LG, HTC and Sony. We’re inclined to believe that this report is true. Samsung did the same thing with the Snapdragon 835 mobile platform last year, and this could be the continuation of a trend.
There is also a report saying that Samsung is looking to go modular with their upcoming 2018 flagship. The Galaxy S9, code-named ‘Star’, is set to receive accessories that can expand the usage of the smartphone by the consumers. The report did not state what form of modularity the phone will be used however. Even so, we gather that the Moto Mods and the Essential Phone did spark some discussion among the Samsung R&D team in Seoul.
We will have to wait and see how this news pans out in the long run, but we can expect Samsung to pull something out of the magic box they have and see if they can amaze the world yet again.