Now that the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge are out, it is now time to focus our attention on the Samsung Galaxy S7, the South Korean tech giant’s next flagship. According to a new report, some units of the Galaxy S7 could come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 CPU under the hood.
Samsung Galaxy S7 with Snapdragon 820 on board
We’ve learned from previous reports that Samsung has developed a new process of research and development, allowing them to release flagships earlier than expected (at least two months earlier). This said, rumour has it that the Korean tech giant is expected to lift the lid on a new flagship this summer.
With a new flagship said to be unveiled this summer, a new report from Korean-speaking Dreamx is claiming that Samsung is on its way to completing development of the Galaxy S7 by the end of the year. It adds that Samsung has been testing its own Exynos processors and Qualcomm’s upcoming Snapdragon 820 CPUs on the S7.
According to the report, Samsung has conducted rigorous tests on the Snapdragon 820 processor to make sure it doesn’t cause overheating issues just like the Snapdragon 810 did with smartphones such as the HTC One M9 and Sony XPERIA Z3 Plus (Sony XPERIA Z4 in Japan). It adds that the Snapdragon 820 has been given the green light to be on board some units of the Galaxy S7 for international markets. This suggests that Snapdragon 820 must have passed Samsung’s rigorous testing.
What still remains a mystery is why Samsung was drawn back to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, after Samsung reportedly ditched the Snapdragon 810 for its own Exynos chips, due to the CPU’s overheating issues. Currently, we don’t have much details on the Snapdragon 820. So your guess is as good as ours as to why Samsung is now interested in the upcoming processor made by one of its competitors, when it comes to the chip-making arena. Then again, Samsung has reportedly partnered up with Qualcomm, with the former rumoured to be tasked in the production of the Snapdragon 820, using Samsung’s 14 nm process. This said, it would make sense for Samsung to make use of processor, since it is aware of what the chip has to offer.
Of course, since this is anything but official, take this with a pinch of salt.
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