Phones with Snapdragon 845 SoC

Flagship Phones with Snapdragon 845 (SDM845) Qualcomm Flagship SOC of 2018

Are you looking for the best phones with Snapdragon 845 that is expected to be released in 2018? Well, we have a list for you. Since the flagship chip is the most sorted after processor for mobile devices in 2018, we could resist making a list. So what is the Snapdragon 845? Here is a video from Qualcomm:

Snapdragon 845 is the successor of Snapdragon 835; the later is the Android industry’s most advanced processor. With Snapdragon 845 Qualcomm has set new benchmarks. SD 845 is 25% faster and 30% more power efficient than the SD 835. Here is a quick comparison sheet:

Snapdragon 845 vs 835 vs 821
SoCSD 845SD 835SD 821
CPU Architecture64-bit64-bit 64-bit
CPU Cores

Octa Core (big.little)

4x 2.80 GHz Kryo 385
4x 1.80 GHz Kryo 385

X20 LTE modem

Octa Core CPU

4x 2.45GHz Kryo 280
4x 1.9GHz Kryo 280

X16 LTE modem

Quad Core:  4x 2.40 GHz Kryo (Custom)

X12 LTE modem

GPUAdreno 630 Adreno 540 Adreno 530
RAM Up to 8 GB dual-channel LPDDR4x Up to 8 GB dual-channel   LPDDR4x Up to 8 GB dual-channel LPDDR4x @1866MHz
Manufacturing Technology 10 nm LPP FinFET 10 nm FinFET 10 nm FinFET
CameraSingle HFR 16 MP camera @ 60-fps ZSL, Dual 16 MP cameras @ 30fps ZSL &

Single 32 MP camera @ 30fps ZSL

 12 MP rear camera and 7 MP front cameraUp to 28 Mp single x2  PDAF (12 Bit)

Most of the Android flagship phones of 2017 was powered by Snapdragon 835. In 2018, all top-tier flagship phones will be equipped with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 processor. We have even got some confirmations of the phones that are going to be launched in 2018 with Snapdragon 845 SoC. Let’s find out the phones that will be powered by Qualcomm’s top-end Snapdragon 845 SoC.

Also Read: Snapdragon 845 vs A11 Bionic Chip

Phones with Snapdragon 845 SoC

Below are some of the high-end phones that will come with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 processor. Some of the phones are confirmed, and rest are added based on the reliable leaks and rumors. You will start seeing these phones probably in the second and third quarter of 2018 or maybe earlier.

1. Samsung Galaxy S9

The Samsung’s next flagship phones S9 and S9+ will be the first one that will taste the Snapdragon 845 SoC. But the variants launched in India will come with comparable Exonyms chips. It is expected that S9 and S9+ will be launched by March 2018. S9 is rumored to feature a 5.8-inch full-view display with 1440 x 2960 pixels resolution at 568 PPI density. This phones will have 90% screen-to-body ratio that is higher as compared to 84% screen-to-body ratio in Galaxy S8.

The Galaxy S9 might come with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB internal memory that can be expanded further up to 256 GB. As per leaks, Samsung Galaxy S9 has 12 MP primary camera on the rear side and an 8 MP camera on the front side. Sadly there is no dual camera in S9. There will be an improved Iris sensor to compete with the Apple’s Face ID. S9 will run on Android Oreo 8.0.

 Samsung Galaxy S9 Specifications
Display 5.8-inch Super AMOLED display,
1440 x 2960 pixels resolution
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, octa-core
GPU N/A
Internal Storage64 GB, expandable up to 256 GB
RAM4 GB
Primary Camera12 MP
Secondary Camera8 MP
Battery CapacityAdreno 540
Operating SystemAndroid 8.0 (Oreo)
Warranty1-year for mobile and 6-months for accessories

2. Samsung Galaxy S9+

S9+ will be the bigger version of S9+. There are some changes in S9+ that make it different than S9 which are. Bigger display, S9+ will come with 6.2-inch Super AMOLED display with 1440 x 2960 pixels resolution at 531 PPI. It will have around 90% screen-to-body ratio. Despite having a large display, the phone could be operated with one hand. The phone will be powered by Android Oreo 8.0.

S9+ will be available in two variants one with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB internal and another one with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB internal memory. Storage capacity in both the options could be expanded further up to 256 GB via micro SD card. Unlike S9, S9+ will have a dual camera setup on the rear side with dual 12 MP sensors and an 8 MP camera. The camera on S9+ has got some excellent features like the front camera can record dual videos at a time.

 Samsung Galaxy S9+ Specifications
Display 6.2-inch Super AMOLED display, 1440 x 2960 pixels resolution at 531 PPI
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, octa-core
GPUAdreno 540
Internal Storage64/128 GB, expandable up to 256 GB
RAM4/6 GB
Primary CameraDual 12 MP + 12 MP
Secondary Camera8 MP
Battery CapacityNon-removable Li-Ion battery
Operating SystemAndroid Oreo 8.0
Warranty1-year for mobile and 6-months for accessories

3. Xiaomi Mi 7

Xiaomi officials have announced that Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor will power mi 7. We don’t know much about the specifications of this phone. It is rumored that this flagship smartphone will come with a 6.1-inch Samsung made AMOLED display with ultra-thin bezels. Xiaomi might feature two variants of this smartphone with 6 GB and 8 GB of RAM.

Mi 7 is expected to be launched in February 2018. It might come with a 16 MP + 16 MP dual rear camera setup. There are no official specifications revealed by the company till yet.

Xiaomi Mi 7 Specifications
Display 6.1-inch AMOLED
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 845, octa-core
GPU Adreno 540
Internal Storage 64/128 GB
RAM6/8 GB
Primary Camera16 MP + 16 MP
Secondary CameraNot sure
Battery Capacity Around 3500 mAh
Operating SystemAndroid Oreo 8.0
Warranty1-year for mobile and 6-months for accessories

4. OnePlus 6

The next in the lineup of phones with Snapdragon 845 processor is OnePlus 6. OnePlus six will run on Android Oreo 8.0 out of the box. It will feature a 5.7-inch QHD Super AMOLED display. It is rumored that this smartphone will have 23 MP camera on the rear side and a dual 16 MP + 16 MP camera setup on the front side to get the DSLR type images.

Being the OnePlus flagship phone of 2018, it might come with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB internal storage capacity that will have no scope for further expansion as seen in OnePlus 5. The connectivity options include G, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC, and a micro USB Type-C port. A 3500 mAh battery might power it. OnePlus six will be IP68 certified.

OnePlus 6 Specifications
Display 5.7-inch QHD AMOLED display, 1440 x 2560 resolution
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 845, octa-core
GPU Adreno 540
Internal Storage128 GB
RAM8 GB
Primary Camera23 MP
Secondary Camera16 MP + 16 MP
Battery Capacity3500 mAh
Operating SystemAndroid Oreo v8.0
Warranty1-year for mobile and 6-months for accessories

5. LG G7

LG doesn’t want to step back in the flagship war. LG G7 will be the successor of the G6. It is expected to be launched in the first quadrant of 2018. It will run on Android Nougat 7.1.1. There will be a 5.8-inch QHD display along with dual camera setup on the rear side with 20 MP + 13 MP sensors and dual LED flash. For selfies, it has an 8 MP front shooter camera.

The Snapdragon 845 processor will be coupled with 4 GB of RAM. There will be a 64 GB storage capacity inbuilt that can be expanded further up to 256 GB via micro SD card. The screen-to-body ratio of the phone will be around 85% that because of the ultra-thin bezels. A non-removable Li-ion 3600 mAh battery will power the device.

LG G7 Specifications
Display5.8-inch display with ultra-thin bezels
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 845, octa-core
GPUAdreno 540
Internal Storage64 GB, expandable up to 256 GB
RAM4 GB
Primary Camera20 MP + 13 MP
Secondary Camera8 MP
Battery Capacity3600 mAh
Operating SystemAndroid Nougat 7.1.1
Warranty1-year for mobile and 6-months for accessories

6. Sony Xperia XZ2

Sony XZ2 is rumored to be powered by the Snapdragon 845 processor with Adreno 540 GPU. As per leaked images, the ZX2 will have tiny bezels. It will be the successor of Sony Xperia XZ1. There are not many rumors, but it is expected that a completely new design is in the works for new generation products.

The phone might have rounded corners and dual-lens camera on the rear side. It might come with the 5.5-inch 4K display, with dual 12 MP rear cameras and a 16 MP front-facing camera. As per claims, the XZ2 will have 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB internal storage with a 3130 mAh battery.

 Sony Xperia XZ2 Specifications
Display 5.5-inch IPS LCD
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 845, octa-core
GPU Adreno 540
Internal Storage64 GB
RAM4 GB
Primary Camera12 MP + 12 MP
Secondary Camera16 MP
Battery Capacity 3130 mAh
Operating SystemAndroid Oreo 8
Warranty1-year for mobile and 6-months for accessories

7. HTC U12

There are not many phones that will be launched by HTC in 2018. HTC U12 will have a sleek bezel-less design. It is expected to be launched in the second or third quarter of 2018. The phone will feature a 5.7-inch 4K display with 3840 x 2160 pixels resolution. It may come with dual rear cameras and a single front facing the camera. The phone will run on Android Oreo 8.0.

The phone is 7.9 mm thin and weighs 169 grams. The phone will pack 4 GB of RAM coupled with Snapdragon 845 processor ensures smooth performance even while multitasking. It has 128 GB storage capacity that can be expanded up to 2 TB via micro SD card. A 3000 mAh battery will power this dual SIM smartphone.

HTC U12 Specifications
Display 5.7-inch 4K display, 3840 x 2160 pixels resolution
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 845, octa-core
GPU Adreno 540
Internal Storage128 GB, expandable up to 2 TB
RAM4 GB
Primary Camera12 MP +12 MP
Secondary Camera16 MP
Battery Capacity3000 mAh
Operating SystemAndroid Oreo 8.0
Warranty1-year for mobile and 6-months for accessories

8. Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will be the successor of Galaxy Note 8. It is expected to be launched in the third quarter of 2018. Though we don’t have any official confirmations about the release, name or specifications, still following the Samsung trend and leaks we have got an idea about the phone architecture and specifications. Note 9 might feature a 6.3-inch Super AMOLED display with 1080 x 2048 pixels resolution at 368 PPI density.

Snapdragon 845 octa-core processor will power this device. While in some countries Galaxy Note 9 will come with an octa-core Exynos 9810 processor. It will have 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB internal storage capacity that is further expandable via micro SD card. The phone will run on Android latest Oreo OS and powered by a 4000 mAh Li-ion nonremovable battery.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Specifications
Display 6.3-inch Super AMOLED
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 845, octa-core
GPU Adreno 540
Internal Storage128 GB
RAM8 GB
Primary Camera12 MP +12 MP
Secondary Camera8 MP
Battery Capacity4000 mAh
Operating SystemAndroid Oreo 8.0
Warranty1-year for mobile and 6-months for accessories

9. Google Pixel 3

There will be three Pixel phones in 2018, as per the leaks. Google Pixel 3 will be equipped with Snapdragon 845 processor. It might come with Android P, the newer version of Android. This year Google might bump the RAM to 6 GB while storage would be the same 64 GB and 128 GB. We are expecting IP68 certification this time.

The phone will have an 18:9 ratio display with ultra-thin bezels. As per rumors, Google might add wireless charging in this as well. There are no rumors about the camera, but it is sure that camera won’t be disappointing. A 3000 mAh battery will be used in Pixel 3. This time Google might introduce the below the screen fingerprint scanner.

 Google Pixel 3 Specifications
Display 5.5-inch
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, octa-core
GPU Adreno 540
Internal Storage64/128 GB
RAM6 GB
Primary CameraNote Sure
Secondary CameraNot Sure
Battery Capacity3000 mAh
Operating SystemAndroid v8.0 (Oreo)
Warranty1-year for mobile and 6-months for accessories

10. LG V40

After the LG V30 success, LG is all set to unveil its next V series smartphone, V40. It is rumored that LG V40 will come with Snapdragon 845 processor. You might have the option to choose between 6 GB or 8 GB of RAM. For storage, there will be two variants one with 128 GB and another one with 256 GB internal memory.

A 3400 mAh battery will power this dual NANO SIM smartphone. LG V40 will feature a 6-inch OLED full-view display with a resolution of 1440 x 2880 pixels and Gorilla Glass 6 protection. AS far as the camera is concerned, it might have 16 MP front shooter camera and 20 MP rear camera. As per LG trend, it is expected to be launched around October 2018.

LG V40 Specifications
Display 6-inch OLED full-view display
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 845, octa-core
GPU Adreno 540
Internal Storage 128/256 GB
RAM6/8 GB
Primary Camera20 MP
Secondary Camera16 MP
Battery Capacity3400 mAh
Operating SystemAndroid Oreo 8.0
Warranty1-year for mobile and 6-months for accessories

Rumored Phones with Snapdragon 845 Processor

Few other phones are rumored to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor. We are not sure about the specifications of these phones so we won’t don’t much to say about them. Have a look at the Smartphones with Snapdragon 845 SoC.

  • Moto Z 2019
  • ZTE Nubia Z18
  • Xperia XZ Pro-A
  • Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
  • Nokia 10

Conclusion

We hope you like our compiled list of the best phones with Snapdragon 845 that is expected to be out in 2018. Since these are early specs, we will only get to know the final specs, once they are out on the market.

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