The next flagship device of the Galaxy family of Samsung, the Galaxy S9, is rumored to feature the Exynos 9810 system-on-chip with CDMA support. It is still unclear if the company made a deal with Qualcomm over the CDMA-related patents. Either that, or the company still haven’t decided whether they will use their CDMA support on their newest chipset. Also, the same source claimed that the Samsung’s 2018 flagships will wear the names Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus.
In an addition, the Galaxy Note 8 will come out with the Snapdragon 836 SoC, which is a revised version of Qualcomm’s premium piece of silicon. The same SoC can be also found on Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus.
The company’s equipment manufacturer opted to release a Qualcomm-made chips in the USA due to the fact that the CDMA technology is used by the most known smartphone markets in the country. Also, certain authorities conclude that the Qualcomm is using unfair licensing requirements which prevents Samsung from selling their Exynos SoC. Besides, Samsung have been collaborating on the chipmaking front. As a proof is the fact that their Snapdragon 835 is made on Samsung’s 10nm FinFET process node.
The same chip that it was said to be released with the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, is now again a possible feature for the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus. The international versions of the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus though, ended up with the Exynos 8895 SoC. More details about this rumor will be coming up soon, as Samsung have still to decide what deals they will make.