Originally posted March 26, 2018 at 12:01am ET By Steve Pomerantz / Senior EditorThe next-gen Snapdragon 835 flagship should be released around the same time as the Galaxy S8, Samsung has announced.
The Snapdragon 837, the latest in the company’s 835 family of chips, will be unveiled during the company ‘Unpacked’ event on March 26.
The announcement is notable, since it is the first time that the company has officially named the new device a flagship device, which could mean it’s going to be called the ‘835’.
Samsung has been teasing the new phone for some time now, and we now know that it will be made using the same Qualcomm chipset as the company previously announced the Galaxy Note 7 in 2018.
It will be powered by the Snapdragon 839 chip, which is a 4x increase in performance over the previous-generation Snapdragon 821.
The company also teased that it would be packing in two additional RAM modules for its flagship phone, a 4GB option and a 128GB option.
Both of these new RAM modules are believed to be based on the same architecture, and it’s likely that the 64GB option will also be based off of that architecture.
We’re not sure whether the 835 will also include a fingerprint scanner, but the company did confirm that it’s working on that feature.
The flagship 835 is expected to be unveiled at the company Unpacked event, which will take place on March 25.
If the company does unveil the phone at the event, it’s expected to arrive at the same event as the Snapdragon 820 and 820 Pro, which were both announced at the end of February.
The first-generation Galaxy S7 is still expected to launch this year, and a new Galaxy S9 is also expected to release in 2018, which may give the company time to address its woes with the Galaxy line.
It’s not clear when the new Galaxy 9 will launch, but Samsung may make an announcement on March 29.