Galaxy S7 model numbers leak: see which carriers are getting Snapdragon 820 or Exynos 8890 models
posted by Daniel P. / Nov 17, 2015, 4:31 AM
If you have been wondering which carriers will get the Snapdragon 820 version of the Galaxy S7, and which will score the Exynos 8890 one, this latest leak should put your meandering to rest. Apparently, Snapdragon 820 will be reserved for CDMA carriers, such as Verizon, Sprint and US Cellular here in the States, or China Mobile.
the Galaxy S7 will be denoted as SM-G930, and the S7 edge as SM-G935, just like the S6 is SM-G920 and the S6 edge is SM-G925, now a more granular breakdown of the model numbers has appeared. To sum it up, here are the CDMA carriers that will eventually be covered by Qualcomm's award-winning baseband modem, and the ones that will be getting the new Samsung LTE baseband that is baked into the Exynos 8890 chipset as a complete SoC solution for the firs time:While we already heard that
Verizon - SM-G930V and SM-G935V
Sprint - SM-G930P and SM-G935P
US Cellular - SM-G930R4 and SM-G935R4
China - SM-G9300 and SM-G9350 models
International unlocked - SM-G930F and SM-G935F
T-Mobile - SM-G930T and SM-G935T
AT&T - SM-G930A and SM-G935A
Canada - SM-G930W8 and SM-G935W8
Korean versions - SM-G930 S/K/L and SM-G935 S/K/L, depending on the carrier
There were rumors recently that Samsung is striving for 1:1 ratio of Snapdragon-laden to Exynos-powered Galaxy S7 handsets, but this above makes much more sense. Samsung's "Shannon" LTE modem is still a work in progress when it comes to converging the smorgasbord of carrier network standards and frequencies, while Qualcomm's Gobi solution has been polished for years to achieve the interference filtering required to cover all those standards and bands at once.
When it comes to the stray CDMA standard, Samsung might have determined it better to go with Qualcomm which has plenty of fine-tuning experience for the US carrier market, and probably holds plenty of patents here, too. In any case, both chipsets are beasts, so we wouldn't worry much about the Galaxy S7's performance, regardless of what chipset is inside.
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posted on Nov 17, 2015, 4:38 AM 7
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I dont think this is true. I the the US will get the 820 and everywhere else will get the exynos. I hope this isnt true... This would really hinder dev support. But i guess verizon and sprint phones are usually locked down any how.
posted on Nov 17, 2015, 4:52 AM 0
Exynos 8890 for me, depending on GPU performance.
posted on Nov 17, 2015, 4:53 AM 6
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poor usa lol ..... they will get the snapdragon varient
posted on Nov 17, 2015, 4:56 AM 9
Lucky USA. They don't have to deal with easily hackable Exynos processor. Exynos processor is only benchmark buster not good in real life. Overall Snapdragon is better. Although Snapdragon has a poor year thanks to inexperience in vanilla arm processor and inferior processor node (20nm vs 14nm) 2016 will be different. Exynos are for those people who only like to do benchmarking on their phone and brag about their score on tech site. For most people Snapdragon is better.
posted on Nov 17, 2015, 5:59 AM 6
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This is how I feel as well... I really liked the 800/801 series from Qualcomm. Then sorely saddened 1st quarter of 2015 with the over heating issues. Now I'm awaiting 1st quarter 2016 to see what's up! Bring it on!
posted on Nov 17, 2015, 7:34 AM 1
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What are you on about, easy hackable, are you all there, what makes it easy hackable I have not noted any easy hacks for it and am lost to how a CPU can be hacked anyways, even more so when the 7420 does not even come with a modem included in the CPU, please try harder Hm I lost
posted on Nov 17, 2015, 8:25 AM 6
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USA is getting exynos, through T-mobile and at&t. Do you have any idea how idiotic you sound? Processors can not be hacked Operating system can be. Some snapdragons are better and some exynos are. Samsung manufactured 5433 with same cores and on same process 20nm, it worked out much better than 810.
posted on Nov 17, 2015, 12:24 PM 1
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yawwwnnnnnnn. another flop in the making.
posted on Nov 17, 2015, 6:18 AM 1
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