It is certain that Samsung will launch in 2018 a successor to the Galaxy S8, but it is not clear how this device will be. However, some rumours are already on the web and try to anticipate the news planned by the company for one of its three main releases next year.Possible temporary exclusivity agreement between Samsung and Qualcomm could delay the launches of other smartphone manufacturers.
The latest possibility is that the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 + will be the first devices in the world to ship the Snapdragon 845, the next generation of Qualcomm’s leading processors. And information on the case suggests a temporary exclusivity agreement between the two companies, which would force Samsung’s rivals to use a lower processor or delay its upcoming releases.
But the news is still not sure, so it is necessary to wait until more material corroborates (or not) this possibility of exclusivity between Samsung and Qualcomm. The new Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 + are expected to officially announced in early 2018.