Leaked: Qualcomm to rule on Android smartphone market this year

Published on January 1, 2018

Processing chip manufacturer Qualcomm has already announced their plans on unveiling their next-generation flagship product, the Snapdragon 845 system-on-chip this month. The processing system will serve as the successor to Snapdragon 835, which featured in the majority of the smartphones last year. Coming back to Snapdragon 845 system-on-chip, the chip is known to be highly efficient and powerful, and full of architectural improvements known to enhance the overall performance of a device.


According to a report published by Forbes, the latest leak showcases Qualcomm as scoring high in design in every possible smartphone manufactured by major device manufacturers in the market. Over the last few days, it has been mentioned that Qualcomm Snapdragon chipsets will feature in virtually all possible Android oriented smartphones set to launch this year.

It includes the LG G7 and G7 Plus along with the flagship V40 smartphone. Along with this comes the HTC U12 and U12 Plus, which is accompanied by Google’s Pixel 3/XL, OnePlus 6 ZTE Nubia Z18, Xiaomi Mi Mix3, and Sony Xperia XZ Pro-A. Numerous reports even suggest that Oppo’s next-generation smartphone will also be featuring the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 system-on-chip. It goes without saying that Samsung’s flagship smartphones – Galaxy S9, S9 Plus and Note 9, will also be featuring the same.

As noted by the report by Forbes, Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 845 is expected to find its way into the notebook segment as well. Companies such as Microsoft and Sony have already inked a collaboration with these companies.

They are working towards powering laptops and notebooks with Snapdragon 835 systems. Even though there are no official confirmations regarding the same, this does not come across as an exciting news for all. Apart from this, Snapdragon 845-based notebooks and 2-in-1 devices are likely to arrive at some point as well.

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