Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 is no secret, having been announced earlier this month. What has been a bit more secretive is what the chipset will feature in, though if the mobile industry follows current trends — as it has over the last five or six years, at least — then it’s not too difficult to predict where the Snapdragon 845 may show up.
It’s much less difficult, because now there’s been a list published on Weibo setting out each phone that’ll feature the new chip in 2018:
As you can see, there’s some fairly obvious names in this list, and this list could be nothing more than a compilation of “educated guesses”. However, if this list is to be believed (and if industry trends are followed, it seems fair), we should see these top-shelf phones with the Snapdragon 845 in 2018:
|Announcement Month||Android phones with |
|February||Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+, LG G7/G7+|
|April||Xiaomi Mi 7|
|June||OnePlus 6, Sony Xperia XZ Pro-A, ZTE nubia Z18|
|September||Samsung Galaxy Note 9, LG V40, Xiaomi Mi MIX 3|
|October||Google Pixel 3 series, Sony Xperia XZ2, HTC U12+, ZTE nubia Z18S|
|November||Moto Z 2019|
|December||OnePlus 6T, Samsung W2019|
We should have a clearer picture in a month or two whether this list looks realistic or not, but with many of these phones not scheduled to be announced until well into the year, this list may just be a bit too speculative at this stage.