Regardless of all of the new smartphones being released, the most important component is the processors that power the beasts that we use for the better part of a year, if not longer. Late last year, we saw Qualcomm unveil the Snapdragon 845 chipset which will likely be at the helm for many devices released in the US in 2018, but Samsung is working on a new chipset of its own.
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On January 4th, Samsung will unveil the Exynos 9810 which will power devices such as the Galaxy S9 lineup and Galaxy Note 9. However, as has been the trend for quite some time, this processor will likely only be available in the global variants, as the Snapdragon 845 will lead the way here in the US.
Thankfully, Samsung gave everyone a bit of a sneak peek of some of the new features when discussing some of the awards the company will be receiving at CES 2018. The chipset will include a gigabit LTE modem, making the Galaxy S9 lineup and Galaxy Note 9 compatible with 5G networks once those begin rolling out from carriers.
The Exynos 9810 will also be built on the 2nd generation 10nm process, further improving on the Exynos 8895 which was used in Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 last year. The interesting part about the Exynos chipset will be whether Samsung will try to make a push with it into the US at some point in time, or if the company will continue to rely on Qualcomm for its processing needs in the US.