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Foldable Galaxy phone and Snapdragon 8150 SoC mentioned in Android 9 core files

It looks like Qualcomm is indeed changing the naming scheme for the Snapdragon SoCs, as the successor for the Snapdragon 845 will be the 8150 model. (Source: HotHardware)
It looks like Qualcomm is indeed changing the naming scheme for the Snapdragon SoCs, as the successor for the Snapdragon 845 will be the 8150 model. (Source: HotHardware)
According to some core files buried deep in the Android 9 core, Samsung's foldable phone gets an interesting codename, while it looks like the rumors regarding a new naming scheme for the upcoming Snapdragon SoCs were indeed spot on. Moreover, the Galaxy S10 is as good as confirmed to get the Snapdragon version in addition to the Exynos one.
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As the new Android 9 update is starting to hit more and more devices, data miners are on the prowl for references to upcoming technologies that are usually buried in the OS core files. The new Android Pie is no exception to this type of references. One of the Xda-Developers managed to dig deep and find buried information about Samsung’s upcoming foldable phone and Qualcomm’s next gen Snapdragon 8150 SoC.

According to the Android 9 files, the foldable phone from Samsung is codenamed “Winner.” There are a few files with the _us suffix pointing at a possible U.S.-only version, but, other than that, no hardware details are mentioned. Since the Galaxy X foldable phone is rumored to have MSRPs as high as US$2,000, the device might see very limited availability in select markets like the U.S. one.

It is known that Samsung’s Galaxy S models come in two variants: one with Qualcomm SoCs for the U.S. market mostly and one with Exynos SoCs for the rest of the world. According to some files found in the Android 9 release, The Galaxy S10 phone, which was already confirmed to be getting the Exynos 9820 SoC, will also get a Qualcomm version powered by the Snapdragon 8150 chip. This is the new naming scheme that Qualcomm is trying out.

The foldable Galaxy X is only ~1 month away from its official unveil, while the Galaxy S10 models should be presented at CES in early 2019.

The "Winner" files(Source: Xda-Developers)
The "Winner" files(Source: Xda-Developers)
Snapdragon 8150 policy file (Source: Xda-Developers)
Snapdragon 8150 policy file (Source: Xda-Developers)

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Bogdan Solca
Bogdan Solca - Senior Tech Writer - 1535 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I first stepped into the wondrous IT&C world when I was around seven years old. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, whether they were from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I'm also an avid reader of science fiction, an astrophysics aficionado, and a crypto geek. I started writing PC-related articles for Softpedia and a few blogs back in 2006. I joined the Notebookcheck team in the summer of 2017 and am currently a senior tech writer mostly covering processor, GPU, and laptop news.
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Bogdan Solca, 2018-10- 5 (Update: 2018-10- 5)