Galaxy S7 model numbers leak: see which carriers are getting Snapdragon 820 or Exynos 8890 models

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. 

While we already heard that 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:

Snapdragon 820

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

Exynos 8890

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.

source: SamMobile



42. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

For the Galaxy S2 in Canada, the bell version and the international unlocked version were the only 2 with the Exynos chipset. The rest used the Qualcomm S3. So if they did something similar again with the GS7 it wouldn't be new. However, Samsung was much more proactive and carrier oriented back then too. Each variation of the GS2 were completely different designs. The bell version was based off the original model with a physical home button and two capacitive buttons and had a 4.3 inch display. While the Rogers version had 4 capacitive buttons and a 4.5 inch display. The Telus version was also completely different. It would be interesting if each carrier could customize their own GS7 again like they could back then. I doubt it's possible now though with them selling at least 10 million devices but it would be cool if everyone had different designs with the GS7 without having to resort to cases or a Moto maker type system.

41. AZNHA unregistered

aww yes new exynos for unlocked international model

30. Chuck007

Posts: 1423; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Fingers crossed they'd give us Hong Kongers the Exynos model.

26. talon95

Posts: 1015; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

Oh good, Tmo got the Exynos.

17. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Canada getting the Exynos version...LEGOOOOO!

13. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

yawwwnnnnnnn. another flop in the making.

15. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Not sure if sarcasm or stupidity of a hater.

27. tedkord

Posts: 17544; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Why can't it be both?

16. murtazarzv

Posts: 14; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Fanboy activated...sorry but s6 series is hit which will give great boost to s7...

24. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Name one Android phone that outsold Samsung's flagship each year. I'll wait.

25. tedkord

Posts: 17544; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

It'll probably be the best phone I the market, just line the S6 and Note 5 are now.

9. JetMK

Posts: 97; Member since: Jan 31, 2015

So happy Cabada is likely getting the Exynos variant!

7. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

poor usa lol ..... they will get the snapdragon varient

8. ph00ny

Posts: 2086; Member since: May 26, 2011

It looks like only for CDMA carriers

11. Kumar123 unregistered

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.

12. Jason2k13

Posts: 1491; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

For non nerd/geeky people, it wouldn't make a difference if they get exynos or snapdragon.

18. combatmedic870

Posts: 987; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

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!

32. UglyFrank

Posts: 2200; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

If anyone remembers, the S801 should have never happened, if the S805 had been released on time,

19. hohoho

Posts: 65; Member since: Dec 12, 2014

Snapdragon is only better for kids who like to flash custom placebo ROMs.

20. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

Not really becaause most benchmakrs prefer Snapdragon but Exynos is better in real life. How is it hackable?

21. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

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

28. tedkord

Posts: 17544; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Spouting your usual ignorant nonsense again,I see.

35. g2a5b0e unregistered

Provide proof for your completely baseless claims or stop spewing your idiotic nonsense. Your comments are a joke.

38. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

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.

40. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

But still SD810 has a slightly faster GPU than E5433. At least the v2.1 has.

29. talon95

Posts: 1015; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

Maybe you weren't paying attention to who is the 2nd and 3rd largest carriers in the USA.

5. Shocky unregistered

Exynos 8890 for me, depending on GPU performance.

10. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

Keeping in mind that Mali was always won against Adreno, you shouldn't worry about that.

23. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Exynos Mali-T880MP12 should definitely handle everything with ease.

4. combatmedic870

Posts: 987; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

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.

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