The rumor mill has been claiming since the past few months that the Galaxy S9 and S9+ that will be arriving in 2019 will be driven by Snapdragon 845 chipset. According to Eldar Murtazin, a tech journalist from Russia, the initial stocks of the Snapdragon 845 chipset would be reserved for the Galaxy S9 and S9+ for an unspecified period. It indicates that other smartphone OEMs may not be able to debut Snapdragon 845 phones before the official launch of Galaxy S9 duo.
In this year, Samsung had struck a deal with Qualcomm to launch Galaxy S8 and S8+ as the first Snapdragon 835 driven smartphones. Hence, the LG G6 that arrived ahead of Galaxy S8 duo was launched with Snapdragon 821 chipset. This move by Samsung may have negatively impacted the sales of the LG G6.
The Galaxy S8 duo was introduced at the end of March. However, according to Murtazin, the Galaxy S9 and S9+ may release a month earlier in 2018. Samsung is known to debut its Galaxy S series phone a day prior to Mobile World Congress (MWC) event. Since the MWC 2018 will be starting from Feb. 26, it is speculated the Galaxy S9 duo would be introduced on Feb. 25. Other reports have revealed that the Galaxy S9 duo may come equipped with dual rear cameras.