The next generation Samsung Galaxy S9 will come with the Exynos 9810 chipset along with a modem with CDMA support. There is a lot of speculation over the release date of the new device, the successor to the super successful Galaxy S8. While it is yet to be known if Samsung has come to any agreement with Qualcomm over CDMA-related patents, what industry insiders claim is that come 2018, Samsung’s next pair of flagships will be called the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9 Plus.
Traditionally, the South Korean giant has almost always relied on Qualcomm’s chipsets when it releases handsets in the US because the CDMA technology used by Verizon Wireless, Sprint, and US Cellular’s networks is nearly wholly owned by Qualcomm. Qualcomm thus has several patents on the technology, and this has been a point of friction between the two giants. Authorities in the US have, in the past, concluded that Qualcomm has been indulging in unfair licensing practices. The reason stated is that Qualcomm apparently wants to prevent Samsung from selling its in-house developed Exynos SoCs to third-party manufacturers.
At the beginning of this year, there were some rumours that the Exynos 9810 would power the Galaxy S8 range. However, when the devices launched, we found that the Exynos 8895 appeared, and not the Exynos 9810. Therefore, while the Exynos name can be confirmed, the model number is still up for grabs. Whether or not the Exynos 9810 chipset does exist is not known at this time. However, given that Samsung’s chip manufacturing division is more transparent than most comparable manufacturers, and given that we already know that the Samsung Galaxy S9, codenamed Star, will soon enter production, it is only a matter of time before we get our hands on more details. So, keep an eye out for more updates right here.