Samsung reportedly bought up almost all available Snapdragon 845 chips

August 21st, 2017   decode   Android 7.1

A rumor by the fairly reliable @ice suggests we may have a repeat of the first half of the year when Samsung hoarded all available supply of Qualcomm’s top chipset, leaving other makers to search for alternatives (like the 821) or delaying their H1 flagships.

Allegedly, Samsung has done it again and bought up “most” of the initial batch of Snapdragon 845 chips. Those will be used in the Galaxy S9, specifically the one to be sold in the US. Samsung will have the Exynos 9810 for Europe and Asia, but that’s of little consolation to the likes of LG, HTC and Sony (Huawei and Xiaomi do have…

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