Samsung Galaxy S9: Bye-bye Qualcomm and Snapdragon?
With the Galaxy S9, Samsung would bid farewell to Qualcomm. His next flagship smartphone would not ship any processor in the Snapdragon range.
Eight months before its probable presentation, we already talk about the Samsung Galaxy S9. And it is his technical record that is at the center of the rumors. Historically, high-end smartphones from the manufacturer ship two types of chips, depending on their version. So the Samsung Galaxy S8 sold in France and Europe are powered by an Exynos 8895 house chip while the American model is entitled to a Snapdragon 835 processor founded by Qualcomm. It has been working this way for several years, but Samsung would like to put an end to it. According to several reports, no Galaxy S9, on which we already have some details, would be thus propelled by a chip of the American smelter. Good news for the power of the next smartphone.
To develop the next generation Snapdragon chips, Qualcomm has passed a series of agreements with TSMC, the sworn enemy of Samsung in the field of processors. To respond to this “affront”, the South Korean would have decided to dispense with Qualcomm components in the future. Good news for the end user and the power of the next Galaxy S9. The Exynos 8895 is indeed slightly more efficient than the Snapdragon 835, and this gap is expected to grow as it develops. Samsung plans to burn processors at 6 nm by 2019. A decision that could also impact the next Galaxy Note 9.