Depending on where you live, you've got access to one of two variants of the Galaxy S9/S9+ – one that's powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 processor and another that uses Samsung's own Exynos 9810 chipset. Reports came out earlier this month highlighting the Exynos version's considerably worse battery performance compared to the Snapdragon one, and since then, users have been demanding answers from the company.
A little less than two weeks since a light was shed on the matter, a Samsung spokesperson commented on it, saying –
In other words, Samsung's saying that the Exynos Galaxy S9 is fine and that the shorter battery life is a non-issue.
Daniel recently wrote a great explainer highlighting why the Exynos chip is delivering consistently poor longevity, and it essentially boils down to the 9810 being incredibly fast but up to 50% less power efficient when compared to other mobile processors.
As noted in that piece:
With all that said, it doesn't sound like Samsung's rushing to come up with a fix for the Exynos variant of its latest phone. People who live in regions where that's the version sold are simply out of luck this time around, and those with the Snapdragon model can gloat about their longer endurance.
If you have an Exynos Galaxy S9/S9+, what do you think about Samsung's stance here?
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