The Galaxy S9 is a big phone for Samsung as it is said to bring major features like the inclusion of a dual camera setup. Leaks have suggested that the phone is codenamed “Star” and it is expected to be announced in the first quarter of 2018, much like what happened with the Galaxy S8. A fresh report now claims that Samsung will use the Exynos 9810 on all the variants including the US market.
According to the leak Samsung may go with the Exynos 9810 SoC on all the variants of the Samsung Galaxy S9. Currently, the Galaxy flagship’s features the Exynos 8895 SoC in the international variant and the Snapdragon 835 in the U.S. The next flagship chip from Samsung is said to support both GSM and CDMA networks.
Samsung has always relied on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon SoC’s for the devices launched in the U.S as the these chips support both GSM and CDMA networks. Samsung’s own Exynos chipsets only support GSM network. However the equation is set to change with the Galaxy S9 and Samsung is set to ditch Qualcomm next year.
The international variant of the Galaxy S7 came with an Exynos 8890 chip while the U.S version came with a Snapdragon 820 SoC. There was a major performance difference and the Snapdragon variant of the S7 performed inferior to Exynos variant. This is most probably due to the optimisation issues as Samsung has to optimise the software for two different SoC’s. Things were better with the Galaxy S8 however and using one chip for the Galaxy S9 is the way to go.
The Galaxy S9 is rumoured to bring a dual camera setup and an all new AMOLED display technology which is codenamed ‘Sunflower’. No other detail is available about the 2018 flagship for now. We will keep you posted as we learn more.