Galaxy S7 may still come with a Snapdragon SoC

Galaxy S7 may still come with a Snapdragon SoC
A report from Korean tech blogging site ET News says that Samsung is already working on the Galaxy S7, codename “Jungfrau". Nothing abnormal there – a 12-month refresh cycle is a pretty strenuous schedule to stick to and there's no rest for the wicked – concepts and testing of the new model should start as soon as possible.

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



1. Supraman21

Posts: 467; Member since: Jun 09, 2010

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.

3. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

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.

10. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Nope only when ther was way more sd sold on older models no problems with Roms for the s6

14. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

I hope they do get more support.

2. kabiluddin

Posts: 278; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

This time Snapdragon SoC won't overheat thats for sure.

4. Bm888

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

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 ™

11. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

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

13. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

Rumors claim an Exynos 7422 though.

15. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Yes but looks like 7422 won't be a big improvement over 7420, as A72 and T880 won't be ready by that time. May be T860 will be.

19. Canaan

Posts: 351; Member since: May 25, 2014

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).

5. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Too early to talk about S7.

22. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

Youre right.

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7. Shocky unregistered

So long as their manufactured by Samsung they should be fine, it's far too early to say for sure what SoC they will be using in S7 though.

8. rency0722

Posts: 158; Member since: Jun 12, 2013

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.

9. Tondern

Posts: 164; Member since: Feb 23, 2015

Just that they are doing exactly that with the 7422.

12. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Wouldn't the 820 be too old for the S7

16. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

I hope they stick with their own.

17. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

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.

18. DRS1977

Posts: 679; Member since: May 27, 2015

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.

20. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Stock M would be nice but it aint gonna happen. Touchwiz is their champion and it is only getting better and much faster.

23. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

I hope Sd card and removable back, but its too early for Galaxy S6.

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