Steps taken by Samsung resulted in several smartphone manufacturers who did not get the chipset must be willing to look for alternatives, such as using the Snapdragon 821. However, not a few also from the smartphone manufacturer which opted to delay the launch time.
The latest news, Samsung also back doing the same thing, which is to buy up the stock Snapdragon 845 first wave. The rumor, these chipsets will be embedded into the Samsung Galaxy S9 specifically sold to the US market.
Meanwhile, the Galaxy S9 is powered by the Exynos 9810 will be sold to markets in Europe and Asia. Of course, it would be difficult for other smartphone manufacturers, such as LG, HTC, and Sony. While Huawei and Xiaomi does not need to be too worried because they have their own chipsets.
Qualcomm chose TSMC instead of Samsung, to produce Snapdragon 845. It appears that this decision was motivated by what happened last year, where Samsung got the right to produce Snapdragon 835 and sent to Samsung Electronics. As a result, other smartphone manufacturers could only use the older chipsets due to not miss out.