It’s now obvious that most of the high-end line of Android smartphones of 2018 will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, which was unveiled earlier this month. Therefore, what happened in 2017 with Snapdragon 835 taking charge of top phones is expected to happen next year with 845 in charge.
A source from China released a list of handsets that will be powered by SD845 in 2018 along with their expected announcement timelines. We can’t verify the validity of this information, but the presence of these devices in the list is anything but surprising.
In February, 2018, Samsung is expected to unveil the Galaxy S9 and S9+, which will feature Qualcomm’s chip in some markets. LG will also follow with the announcement of the G7 in the same month. Then in April, the Xiaomi Mi 7 will be released, tailed the HTC U12in May by. June will not be an exemption with the launch of OnePlus 6, ZTE nubia Z18, and Sony Xperia XZ Pro-A, while the Samsung Galaxy Note9 arrives in September, alongside the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 and LG V40. October is the month when the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL get announced, but also the nubia Z18S and Sony Xperia XZ2 and HTC U12+.
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In November Motorola will out the Moto Z 2019 with the SD845, while December is when OnePlus will release the 6T and Samsung will do the flip phone thing once again with the W2019, the successor to the W2018.
There are some interesting omissions in this list, so while it is comprehensive you shouldn’t see it as exhaustive – we could certainly see other devices powered by the SD845 in 2018, which aren’t in it.