Saturday , August 18 2018

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
Snapdragon 845
February Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+, LG G7/G7+
April Xiaomi Mi 7
May HTC U12
June OnePlus 6, Sony Xperia XZ Pro-A, ZTE nubia Z18
August Nokia 10
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.

Source: GSM Arena.

Chris Rowland   Editor and Publisher

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag. He saw the transition from AMPS to GSM, loved the Motorola StarTac, and got into Palm technologies in a big way. The arrival some years later of the original iPhone, and then the early Androids, awoke a new interest in mobile technology, and Chris has been writing about it since.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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