That Samsung has already started working on its next flagship smartphone Galaxy S9 is a known fact now. Reportedly codenamed ‘Star’, the Galaxy S9 will see the light of the day in the first half of 2018 as is the norm for flagship phones from Samsung. But the norm that will be breached is the inclusion of Exynos chipsets in Galaxy S9 even for US variants.
As per a recent leak, Samsung is intent on ditching the Qualcomm chipset and instead wants to release Galaxy S9 in the US with Exynos SoC on board. This will be made possible as the Exynos 9810 chipset which will be used to power Galaxy S9 is rumored to support both GSM and CDMA networks.
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Notably, up until now Samsung has always used Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processor for its devices launched in the US because Qualcomm chipsets support both GSM and CDMA networks, while Samsung’s inhouse Exynos chips only support GSM network. With the Exynos 9810 bringing support for both networks, Samsung will no longer need to rely on Qualcomm Snapdragon processor.
Although it’s too early to guess what Samsung plans to bring on board the Galaxy S9, a past leak suggests that the new device will have a new AMOLED screen technology codenamed ‘Sunflower’. Nothing more is known about the technology right now. But we guess that the red-tint display issue of Galaxy S8 must have prompted the company to go for an altogether new tech in its 2018 flagship device.