All major Snapdragon 845-powered phones allegedly revealed in new leak

A list that allegedly contains all the major smartphones expected to arrive with the Snapdragon 845 has recently emerged on Chinese website Weibo. As you might know, Qualcomm's high-end chipset went official earlier this month and it will likely end up powering most of the of the top Android phones of 2018.

However, the list also contains the names, estimated announcement timeframes, and a few interesting details about these handsets. Before we proceed, keep in mind that this information is unofficial and should be taken with a healthy dose of skepticism. 

If the information above proves to be accurate, Samsung's Galaxy S9/S9+ and LG's G7/G7+ flagships should be the first announced handsets with the SD845. This should happen at MWC 2018 at the end of February. As you might remember, Samsung did hoard most of the SD835 units early this year which led to LG sticking with 2016's SD 821 for the current G6 model. The leak does suggest that the same situation won't occur in 2018.

Xiaomi's Mi 7 model will supposedly break cover in April, followed by the HTC U12 in May, and the Sony Xperia XZ Pro-A in June. Sony has a thing for announcing its first high-end smartphone of the year at MWC, so it will be interesting to see if the Japanese company deviates from its usual pattern. The OnePlus 6 and ZTE nubia Z18 are also expected to be unveiled in June. Meanwhile, a new Nokia 10 model is slated for August. 

In September, we should see the announcements of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, LG V40, and Xiaomi Mi MIX 3. Google's Pixel 3 lineup is expected to break cover in October, followed by the ZTE nubia Z18, Sony Xperia XZ2, and HTC U12+. The last two months of 2018 should mark the arrivals of the Moto Z 2019, OnePlus 6T, and Samsung's W2019 flip phone.

source: Weibo (Chinese) via GSMArena



34. ChazzMatt

Posts: 106; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

Where's the ZTE Axon 9?

32. jonathanfiuwx

Posts: 184; Member since: Mar 10, 2017

essential not listed... is this a good thing or bad?

29. Trex95

Posts: 2399; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

S9/S9 Plus, G7/G7 plus! 2018 the plus year of phones .

23. Sparkxster

Posts: 1270; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Excited to see what LG does with the G7/G7+. Also excited for the OnePlus 6/6T, Pixel 3/3XL, Next Razer phone, Huawei Mate11/11Pro, Note 9, Next Essential phone, Sony Xperia XZ Pro-A, and HTC U12. Motorola needs to up their game big time for 2018 I hope they will impress!

28. thedizzle

Posts: 207; Member since: Oct 05, 2017

Same with g7/g7+ and v40. I wanted to get v30, but it took forever and a day to come out and im not sold on POLED. We shall see.

17. mobiledigger

Posts: 110; Member since: Sep 24, 2015

Nokia 9?

22. shield

Posts: 900; Member since: Sep 12, 2015


12. shield

Posts: 900; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

Very Nice Sony With f/1.7. and new IMX (500) new King on Camera.

16. Hollowmost

Posts: 425; Member since: Oct 10, 2017

2016 Galaxy S7 has f/1.7 aperture The next Galaxy is said to have f/1.4 Sony struggle in mobile camera

21. shield

Posts: 900; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

Next f/1.5 no f/1.4 but S8 IMX 333 Sony IMX 400 better.

11. mimicryXD

Posts: 187; Member since: Apr 03, 2015

and surprisingly this alleged xz pro-a will use and OLED!??? and might be the 1st phone to ever do 4k HDR + OLED... Good to be true but i hope sony doing it.

30. Trex95

Posts: 2399; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Hope Sony using better motherboard with there 2018 flagship.

20. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 748; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

@mimicryXD LOL! If only sony would release this kind of product in 2018 line! I remember last years rumors of the xz premium. Where the model supposed to be similar to the galaxy S8 or S8 plus! Turns out that the specs and design are wrong!

3. mikedemoda

Posts: 130; Member since: Mar 19, 2010

but still can't catch the Apple A11 Bionic... let alone A11X or A12.... poor Android users

6. pixel_ftw

Posts: 85; Member since: Jun 19, 2017

Poor apple users. They only get to use their phone fairly for 1 year after that it gets slower than turtle. Even upper mid range android phone is better than Apple.

31. mikedemoda

Posts: 130; Member since: Mar 19, 2010

And Android phones get slower right after configuring your wifi connection , next

7. Peacetoall unregistered

And after 6 months passed it will start massive throttling thus forcing isheep like you to change the battery after every 6 months. poor apple losers.

9. Ciro1900

Posts: 591; Member since: Dec 17, 2017

Android phone destroy bionic in speedtest, 845 destroy x 2 bionic

13. mootu

Posts: 1541; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

"3. mikedemoda (Posts: 48; Member since: 19 Mar 2010) but still can't catch the Apple A11 Bionic... let alone A11X or A12.... poor Android users" Yup!, we all know Apples cpu's excel at synthetic benchmarks, but at what cost? I will leave you to figure that one out for yourself.

2. TypicalGeek

Posts: 220; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

Yay Xperia XZ Pro. Impress me, Sony.

5. pixel_ftw

Posts: 85; Member since: Jun 19, 2017

I think the name is still slightly convoluted. "Sony Xperia XZ Pro-A" is a long name for a phone. Then again this is not official.

33. cheetah2k

Posts: 2341; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

is that "A" meaning "all screen"? Hope so! the current screen chin and forehead is out dated by a few years now...

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