Galaxy S7 may still come with a Snapdragon SoC
posted by Paul K. / Jul 10, 2015, 8:51 AM
What is interesting about the report, however, is that it claims Sammy is testing units with a Qualcomm chipset alongside others, which have an Exynos humming inside. So, if this rumor is correct, it seems that Samsung and Qualcomm may not have fully divorced yet. And, just like we've seen with the top-shelf Galaxy devices before, the S7 may have an Exynos variant and a Snapdragon variant. We can't say we are fans of this outlook – the jungle of Android handset variants is thick enough as it is.
Of course, there's also the possibility that, assuming this report is correct, Samsung is just testing various configurations before it makes the final call on what will go inside the Galaxy S7 and what will not. This is also a completely plausible speculation, seeing as there is quite some time before “the next big thing” enters production.
source: ET News via G for Games
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Well I hope that the Snapdragon is for emerging and lower end markets. One of the biggest reasons why I went with Samsung this time was because of their chipsets and Qualcoms lying about the 810.
posted on Jul 10, 2015, 9:08 AM 2
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Snapdragon is also for high end, I guess (hope) 820 will be good enough, It will have good single core and multi core performance. The only problem with exynos devices for me is lack of support on XDA. I prefer to flash ROM after 1.5 year or so, when updates get slow or none at all. Samsung's exynos and snapdragon have performed equally till 2014. They just messed up SD810, but I guess they will raise the bar with SD820.
posted on Jul 10, 2015, 9:17 AM 1
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normal M&E ; to test stuff like #heatGate with 810... doesn't mean they'll end up adopting it also ..might be benchmarking Exynos so that it designs *SIP that can beat h*ll out off dragons'. :-D ^Bm ™
posted on Jul 10, 2015, 9:18 AM 0
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The 7420 in the s6 is under clocked big time to keep the power low and the heat down to go with the s6 size and small battery, the note 5 even using an unlocked 7420 will,easy beat the single core 820
posted on Jul 10, 2015, 10:12 AM 4
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All devices appear to throttle, but SD810 throttled far more than the competition this year. Phone arena posted results that showed SD810 throttling 65%, SD805 was 47% and SD808 was 45%, with Exynos 7420 a little less with 42%. iPhone was the champ with only 12% followed by Intel Atom at 21% (found on Asus Zenphone 2).
posted on Jul 10, 2015, 8:46 PM 1
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Hands down for Qualcomm when it comes to mobile LTE advancements and Samsung just cannot incorporate it in their SoCs. This partnership may give them a both win-win situation again.
posted on Jul 10, 2015, 10:05 AM 0
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No Surprise. Samsung uses the best ram available, the best display available, the best Gorilla Glass available. etc. The same thing applies to the SOC. If the Qualcomm chip is better or equal but cheaper, then they will probably use it. They basically do the opposite of Apple which is to use the cheapest components possible for maximum profit.
posted on Jul 10, 2015, 12:19 PM 8
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I don't know why they would do this. With the S6, Samsung is basically a completely vertically integrated company. They call the shots on and make everything in their phones basically. I want the S7 to have a 3,500 mAh battery and an SD slot. Stock M would be nice too.
posted on Jul 10, 2015, 2:49 PM 1
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