samsung is already in the future, with features of next year’s S9 in its mind.
Qualcomm next gen chipset will be called snapdragon 845, although the name is subject to change.
It’s unclear where Qualcomm hopes to improve on this upcoming chipset compared to the current Snapdragon 835, which is already significantly faster than some of the company’s former chips. However, it’s likely that the company will continue to focus on extracting more performance as well as making everything more efficient, leading to better battery life. It’s also possible that the 845 could include some enhancements for VR and AR.