This year Samsung decided not to use the Snapdragon 810 processor for any of its flagship handsets, all of the were powered by its own Exynos processor, but as per the rumors we have heard so far the Galaxy S7 will have multiple variants powered by Snapdragon 820 and Samsung’s own Exynos processor depending upon the market. Word on the street is that the Galaxy S7 may have exclusivity on Qualcomm’s flagship chip for a few months next year.
The rumor from China claims that Samsung may have exclusivity on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, if that’s true, it would mean that for the first few months of next year the Galaxy S7 is going to be the only handset on the market that’s powered by Qualcomm’s new processor.
If that’s the case then it will most certainly be the very first Snapdragon 820 powered smartphone on the market and it will be the only one until April 2016, that’s how long the exclusivity is rumored to last, before other partner OEMs can launch their products that are powered by the same processor.
Exclusivity might prove to be good for the Galaxy S7 but it won’t have a good effect on the smartphone market overall, since other manufacturers will have to hold off until April 2016 before being able to release their devices, effectively meaning that the Galaxy S7 may not encounter any flagship resistance soon after its release.
The rumor has not yet been denied by either Samsung or Qualcomm.