Earlier this year, there were rumors that Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 will be the processor that comes after Snapdragon 835 in 2018, however, reports emerged clarifying that the next flagship SoC will be the Snapdragon 845.
The main reason why some were in the Snapdragon 850 camp is due to the fear of the number 4 in some Asian countries, a continent that has grown into a major force as far as manufacturing flagship chipsets for smartphones is concerned.
Samsung and TSMC are two major forces in this business and both companies are based in countries that have this fear of 4, where people believe that this number is associated with evil. As we all know, Samsung was in charge of making the Snapdragon 835 and it will still be working on the successor to this chipset. Given that the tech giant skipped the use of the number 4 in its Galaxy S8 and S8+ model numbers, it was highly thought that the same will happen as far as the processor that comes after Snapdragon 835 is concerned.
However, it appears that this won’t be the case at all, with the company reportedly lining up a new Snapdragon 845 for 2018’s Samsung Galaxy S9 and other flagships. In May, Win Future reported that Qualcomm had listed the new Snapdragon 845 chipset on its website, an occurrence that cooled off the rumors regarding the possibility of the Snapdragon 850 coming after Snapdragon 835 and in a new development, it seems Sammy is already working on next year’s Galaxy S9 and S9+, where the former will be powered by a Snapdragon 840 and the latter a Snapdragon 845.
This new development comes after the two phones appeared on Geekbench with model numbers SM-G9600 and SM-G9650, both of which are Chinese variants. We cannot confirm the authenticity of this report, but we, especially on the Snapdragon 840 part, but we know that the successors to the Galaxy S8 and S8+ will indeed come with model numbers SM-G960 and SM-G965.