We are still a few months away from 2018 but naturally, manufacturers already begin to work on their flagship smartphone for next year. According to a report, Samsung is really aiming to put itself in the lead as the company is said to have snapped up the first production run of the upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset for the Samsung Galaxy S9.
The Galaxy S line typically sets the tone for Samsung’s lineup for the year, and by having the latest chipset inside, will ensure its dominance in the market. After the success of the Galaxy S8 and Note 8, Samsung definitely wants to keep up the momentum.
The same thing actually happened this year as well, since the America-bound Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ used the first production run of the Snapdragon 835. This resulted in many manufacturers pushing back their launch dates for 2017’s flagships and, in LG’s case, using the older Snapdragon 821 for the LG G6.
According to source, the Samsung Galaxy S9 will also be launching a month earlier, putting the global launch window squarely during MWC 2018. Is this a cost-saving measure as New York has traditionally been the launch location for Samsung Galaxy S series? We will just have to wait and see if this news pans out.