tech2 News Staff Oct 23, 2017 11:51 AM IST
While Samsung seems to be enjoying the success of its Galaxy Note 8, more news about its upcoming flagships for 2018 have emerged. This time around, a tipster has revealed the presence of the Qualcomm 845 chipset, the RAM and even the speculated launch dates of the Samsung Galaxy S9 smartphones.
Twitter leaker Benjamin Geskin recently put out a few tweets revealing that the Samsung Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9+ models will feature the next big chip from Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 845. The smartphones will also pack in 6 GB of RAM as opposed to what the standard models featured when they were launched earlier this year.
The tipster also mentioned that new chipset will be Samsung exclusive for a while, just like the 835 platform which was announced earlier this year.
This could be the reason why Google was left with nothing new on offer this year unlike the year before when the Pixel was the first smartphone to feature the Snapdragon 821 chipset.
The source also mentioned that both devices will be announced at the MWC event like with S8 models or at an event held separately if Samsung does not have its units ready in time. The Indian model as per an earlier tweet is said to feature an Exynos 9 SoC.
Apart from the leaked RAM details, the news about the 845 was not really new, as Samsung reportedly bagged the first batch of 845s just before the launch of the Note 8.
Android Headlines also seems to have gotten their hands on the logos for the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ branding but they really do not reveal anything more about the upcoming devices.
Earlier rumours hinted that Samsung would retain the QHD+Infinity display and the IP 68 dust and water resistance rating.