We have been hearing rumors that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S6 will be ditching the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset. The rumors are suggesting that this could be due to an overheating issue, while other rumors have suggested that Samsung’s decision was not so much a technical one, but a business one in which they are hoping to promote their Exynos chipsets instead.
While we can’t be sure if this is indeed the case, Qualcomm has since confirmed that at least one of their larger customers will not be packing the Snapdragon 810 chipset in their products. This was confirmed during Qualcomm’s earnings report in which they claimed that the Snapdragon 810 will most likely not be making its way into a “large customer’s flagship device”.
Unsurprisingly Qualcomm did not mention any names, but considering that Samsung is probably one of the larger smartphone OEMs around at the moment, there is a good chance that Qualcomm could have been talking about them, especially given that LG is already packing the Snapdragon 810 in their LG G Flex 2 handset.
It also seems that whoever this “large customer” is, their decision to pass on the Snapdragon 810 has gotten Qualcomm a little worried. “A shift in share among OEMs at the premium tier, which has reduced our near-term opportunity for sales of our integrated Snapdragon processors and has skewed our product mix towards more modem chipsets in this tier.” So, who do you guys think this could be? Or is it very obviously Samsung?