Not that it comes as a huge surprise, but allegedly the first phones with the freshly-announced Snapdragon 835
will be Samsung's Galaxy S8
and the Xiaomi Mi 6
, according to Keving Wong, the CEO of research shop IHS for China. Qualcomm announced that the powerful 10nm chipset is already sampling with customers, and it will apparently be produced in Samsung's foundries
with engineering input from the world's largest phone maker.
Alleged Xiaomi Mi 6 prototype
Furthermore, Kevin Wong discloses that both the Galaxy S8 and Mi 6 are expected to be released in March, which, coincidentally, is right after Samsung is tipped to unveil its spring flagship
before the MWC expo starts.
The S8 may come powered by both a homemade Exynos chipset, and a Snapdragon 835 for the US versions, that is why Samsung might have wanted to have a final say over its production and power optimization details.