The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge is powered by Samsung’s own Exynos processor, which is by all accounts a powerful processor. However prior to this, Samsung typically relied on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chipsets, but rumors of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 overheating apparently caused Samsung to turn to their own in-house designs.
That being said, a report from Korea’s ETNews (via G4Games) has revealed that for the Samsung Galaxy S7, which we can only assume will launch in 2016, Samsung will be returning to the use of the Qualcomm Snapdragon series. The report also claims that there will be two Galaxy S7 variants – one of which will be powered by an Exynos chipset, and the other by Qualcomm.
It is unclear as to why Samsung would go back to using Qualcomm since their Exynos processors have proven to be capable of handling activities on the phone just fine, but perhaps it could be an optimization issue or even a cost issue. Samsung is said to be testing both models so it is possible that maybe at the end of the day, Samsung will end up choosing just one.
In any case it does seem a bit early to talk about the Galaxy S7, especially since it has only been a few months since the Galaxy S6’s release, but what do you guys think? Should Samsung continue to keep using its Exynos lineup and create some kind of exclusivity, like how Apple has their own A-series of chipsets, or should they return to using Qualcomm’s processors?
- Super AMOLED
- 576 PPI
- f/1.7 Aperture
- Wireless Charging
- Snapdragon 820/ Exynos 8