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Leaked Samsung docs show Galaxy S7 testing with Snapdragon 820 and Android M

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Leaked Samsung docs show Galaxy S7 testing with Snapdragon 820 and Android M
Remember the rumors that Samsung is testing the next Galaxy S7 with Qualcomm chipsets, as well as with its own custom Exynos chippery? Well, according to a report from a well-versed industry insider who posted some leaked docs on their Weibo account, Samsung is indeed toying around with a Snapdragon 820 variation of the S7.

Codenamed "Jungfrau," the Galaxy S7 might see a month or two faster development schedule than the Galaxy S6, courtesy of an improved project management process, dubbed "Agile." This could very well jibe with the previous rumors that Galaxy S7 will be ready in the second half of the year, though it might not exactly hit the shelves in time for Christmas, but rather be announced earlier than usual when 2016 hits.

In any case, turning back to the leaked Samsung docs below, these are for the internal Android M upgrade schedule, and on one we can clearly see the codename Jungfrau used along with the "hero" device notation, while on the other the Galaxy S7 Jungfrau is listed with a Qualcomm MSM8996 version, which is the internal codename of none other but Snapdragon 820. In a nutshell, Samsung might indeed be testing Galaxy S7 with both a new Exynos, and the upcoming Snapdragon scorcher, while the Android M update work has obviously been greenlit, too, so we might indeed witness a sped-up development scenario for Samsung's next flagship.


source: KJuma (Weibo) via G4Games

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posted on 10 Aug 2015, 08:19 4

1. Zomer (Posts: 307; Member since: 31 May 2013)


Yeah, because it's real hard to fake those images.

posted on 10 Aug 2015, 08:24 1

4. neela_akaash (Posts: 1229; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


Hope they increase the battery size...

posted on 10 Aug 2015, 08:26 4

6. BLUEBLASTER (Posts: 409; Member since: 23 Feb 2014)


LOL remember this is Samsung the phone will be slimmer so battery will be the same or less.

posted on 10 Aug 2015, 08:33 14

9. Ordinary (Posts: 2450; Member since: 23 Apr 2015)


http://www.phonearena.com/news/Samsungs-new-battery-tech-can-fit-4000-mAh-in-the-size-of-the-Galaxy-S6-juicer_id70882

LOL

posted on 10 Aug 2015, 09:30 5

22. BLUEBLASTER (Posts: 409; Member since: 23 Feb 2014)


But will it be ready in time?

posted on 10 Aug 2015, 10:15 4

28. bur60 (Posts: 876; Member since: 07 Jul 2014)


Remember last year they said something about same size 200% more capacity? It takes almost 10years to implement these things, (6 yrs testing for safety etc)

posted on 10 Aug 2015, 13:29

55. Macready (Posts: 1475; Member since: 08 Dec 2014)


A) Samsung never said that, developers of battery tech did, probably trying to market it without mentioning the tons of usual caveats. Samsung develops *and* fabricates and they have promised up to 80% increase in the coming 3 years or so. In use, in their phones. And not in one step, but in several steps.

B) Next, look at the leaked Note 5 specs. Up to 27% increase in capacity over the Note 4 in a slightly narrower and considerably thinner body.

posted on 10 Aug 2015, 13:12 1

49. Ordinary (Posts: 2450; Member since: 23 Apr 2015)


Maybe not in 2016 but 2017 for sure

posted on 29 Aug 2015, 17:21

74. robertkoa (Posts: 87; Member since: 27 Apr 2014)


Samsung has great R&D and Engineering but the common sense of an Avocado ....

Since they have abandoned Pro Devices after Note 4- I am hoping that they will have
"Pro" Versions of their top Devices:
S7
S7 Pro- thicker by approx. 1 millimeter to enable 3500 Mah Battery SD Card ( to take full advantage of Android M)
Maybe metal back instead of fragile glass. Extra GIG of RAM
$100 more base price.
Note 6
Note 6 Pro ( see above).
IF Samsung can be reasonably
certain to increase Market Share by 10 to 30 % maybe this will happen.

If it has a sealed Battery- make it a large one for Pros and Power Users.
Iphone Users are crying for longer Battery Life also.
The " Thinness Race" with protruding Rear Cameras is creating some oddly handicapped Phones- the Power of a Laptop- for three hours at a time.....
Remember- a slim trim Body may get you more attention- but
No One is looking at your Phone.

The Android "Slimness Race"- where everybody loses.

posted on 10 Aug 2015, 08:19 4

2. phonehome (Posts: 811; Member since: 19 Dec 2014)


The IMPORTANT question; removable battery?

posted on 10 Aug 2015, 08:23 16

3. neela_akaash (Posts: 1229; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


I don't think that this question is important these days..

posted on 17 Aug 2015, 12:23

73. NeonHD (Posts: 4; Member since: 17 Aug 2015)


Well it is important for power users...

posted on 10 Aug 2015, 08:26 13

5. Scott93274 (Posts: 5348; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


Yeah man, I know it's important to you... but being realistic about the matter, It looks as though the days of removable batteries on flagship devices is behind us. You just have to hope for larger capacity, faster charging, longer lasting, and more efficient software.

posted on 10 Aug 2015, 11:06 2

37. -SIR- (banned) (Posts: 120; Member since: 03 Aug 2015)


More like 6Gb RAM.
No lags and stutters.
The S6 still lags and stutters, due to inefficient Ram.

posted on 10 Aug 2015, 12:03 3

44. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


LOL. really. Inefficient RAM is the last reason a flagship phone will lag.

I own an S6 and yes, it stutters a little after the 5.1.1 update. But it's not due to insufficient RAM. It's the poor implementation of software by them and some bugs which need to be fixed.

Why you ask? The phone had 3 GB RAM when it was at 5.0.2 too and it was smooth as butter. 3 GB RAM is more than enough and 4 GB is an absolute overkill. I'm happy with 2 GB too on a phone. Nexus 5 performs admirably with 2 GB RAM.

posted on 10 Aug 2015, 12:50

45. Busyboy (Posts: 636; Member since: 07 Jan 2015)


Did the 5.1.1 update effect battery life? My battery has gotten noticeability worse.

posted on 10 Aug 2015, 13:21

51. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


Mine too. Earlier, I almost never got below 6 hours screen-on time. Now, even 5 is a blessing.

Today I got a new 240 MB OTA. I hope it fixes the battery issue. The stutter is still present( although noticeably reduced).

posted on 10 Aug 2015, 13:20

50. -SIR- (banned) (Posts: 120; Member since: 03 Aug 2015)


Obviously a giant processor , and a big Ram handling handful of job will be always more responsive than the processor busy in personalizing with person itself.
Having said that apps response optimization is area for improvement for Samsung. And knowing how to maintain your device is more important, as important as maintenance of your house, vehicle, health/ body etc.
(User of iPhone, HTC & Moto X)

I have so many apps running on my Note4. Inactive ones, active ones, system process, cached process, . which leaves me with 400mb Ram. 1500mb is taken by Android and Samsung. Then when leaving with 300mb Ram, when browsing, lags lags lags. ...

posted on 10 Aug 2015, 13:23

52. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


android will always gulp up almost all of the RAM. On my S6 too almost all the RAM is filled up but I never get stutter or lag due to it. It manages it really well. The area where I get stutter is while scrolling through multitasking menu. It's a constant and only stutter which means it's a bug.

posted on 10 Aug 2015, 13:29 1

54. -SIR- (banned) (Posts: 120; Member since: 03 Aug 2015)


The problem isn’t with the operating system. Android itself is plenty snappy, but Android does things a bit differently than other mobile operating systems. Android runs tasks all the time, no much unlike most modern desktop computers. The more tasks you’re running, the slower your entire system gets. User interaction tasks, like key presses and mouse clicks, have to get in line just like every other task. Most of the time this approach works great, but sometimes things can get bogged down. When you run a lot of apps with a lot of tasks, lines can get long.

That's why even the E7420 isint powerful enough, along with a BS 3gb Ram, lmfao.

posted on 10 Aug 2015, 13:38 1

58. -SIR- (banned) (Posts: 120; Member since: 03 Aug 2015)


Android itself isn’t laggy. OEMs who make cheap and under-powered devices are laggy, but those devices would be laggy regardless of which OS they ran.

posted on 10 Aug 2015, 13:32

56. -SIR- (banned) (Posts: 120; Member since: 03 Aug 2015)


Lmfao, what a pathetic useless powerless 2-3gb RAm. Only. 6-8gb Ram for ultra smooth operation. Along with snappy CPU, not smooth or liquid falls, glide. Instant reaction. A72 at 3.0Ghz

posted on 10 Aug 2015, 13:32

57. -SIR- (banned) (Posts: 120; Member since: 03 Aug 2015)


Think of your favorite reseller during a huge shopping day. Lines are long — ridiculously long. It doesn’t matter how smooth the checkout process is, or how friendly the people in line with you are, you’re going to be there a while — just like everyone else.

If someone has a HUGE basket, or they have problems with their payment, or the system can’t find one of the products they’re trying to purchase, that line backs up. People have to either wait, or change to other lines so they can keep moving. That’s the way your desktop and laptop computer work, and it’s pretty much the same for Android. The solution? Open more lanes and optimize the process, right?

posted on 11 Aug 2015, 04:31

68. ibend (Posts: 6633; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


even with heavy multitask, never surpass 3GB on zenfone2 4GB..
and samsung already use LPDDR4 which is significantly faster than LPDDR3 that used by non-SD810 phone

posted on 10 Aug 2015, 08:28 1

7. Ruturaj (Posts: 1482; Member since: 16 Oct 2014)


Samsung would end up using exynos if A72 cores and T860/T880 are ready, if not, SD 820 is similar to 7420 in multi core performance and slightly better in single core, also has better GPU. In that case SD 820 is better choice. But that will leave S7 with same SOC as other flagships.

posted on 10 Aug 2015, 09:07 3

14. alex3run (Posts: 715; Member since: 18 May 2014)


You never used both E7420 and SD820 but already judge who is faster and where.

Funny.

posted on 10 Aug 2015, 09:46 2

24. Ruturaj (Posts: 1482; Member since: 16 Oct 2014)


That's true, never used them but saw leaks. But we can speculate depending on things we already know, right? I missed some important parts in my comment though. I will try again.

Samsung might end up using exynos if A72 cores and T860/T880 are ready, if not, as per the leaks SD 820 performed similar to 7420 in multi core performance and slightly better in single core, also it might have better GPU, given Qualcomm top SOC always had better GPU performance in flagships every year and Exynos would be using same T760MP8 if T860/T880 are not ready. In that case SD 820 will be better choice. But that will leave S7 with same SOC as other flagships.

posted on 11 Aug 2015, 18:19

71. alex3run (Posts: 715; Member since: 18 May 2014)


"Qcom always uses better GPUs"

Is that a joke? Or maybe you compare them in paid benchmarks?

posted on 10 Aug 2015, 10:36

35. Shocky (unregistered)


You can only go by the information that's available and based on that Ruturaj is correct.

posted on 11 Aug 2015, 18:20

72. alex3run (Posts: 715; Member since: 18 May 2014)


Who knows...

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