Next year’s flagship war is about to start. We still don’t know what big moves will be made by various smartphone manufacturers. But one thing is clear the struggle will be fierce. Everything will become ‘worse’ when the Snapdragon 855 will be in hands of the manufacturers. As you know, a few days ago, Qualcomm officially announced this new flagship chip, and we know most of the smartphone makers will come in with their own models packed with the SND855. However, it turns out not all of them will be among the firsts.
Previously, when Qualcomm announced the new Snapdragon 800 series chip, Samsung was the first to announce a flagship smartphone, but Sony was the first to launch an identical handset. Thereafter, other manufacturers joined the race. But the rules of the game have changed, and Qualcomm has had to revise the supply strategy. Last year, Xiaomi was among the firsts to announce the Mi 8. As for the new Snapdragon 855, we know the Samsung Galaxy S10 is already ready to hit the market. Other companies have shown their intentions to launch identical handsets as well.
At the launch event, Qualcomm said that the Snapdragon 855 processor supports the commercial platform of Multi-Gigabit 5G connection. Seems, the first phone with it onboard will be the Galaxy S10, which is going to be released in the first months of 2019. The list of companies to design SND855-powered smartphones includes Xiaomi, OPPO, VIVO, and so on. But where is Meizu?
In the Meizu Community, Huang Zhang said that they will launch a smartphone with a Snapdragon 855 for sure. However, Meizu CEO didn’t mention any date. This caused a lot of speculations. Many Meizu fans even think there will be no Snapdragon 855 phone in 2019. This may sound odd, but when taking into consideration the fact the Snapdragon 855 will be commercially available only from the second half of 2019, the Meizu fans’ assumptions are quite logical.