Poll results: Would you care if the Samsung Galaxy S6 doesn't ship with a Snapdragon chipset?

Poll results: Would you care if the Samsung Galaxy S6 doesn't ship with a Snapdragon chipset?
Bloomberg confirmed the other day that Samsung has ditched Qualcomm whatsoever, and its next flagship, with all of its Edge, US carrier, and whatnot versions, will only be powered by the homegrown Exynos chipset, at least in the first batches. This will likely be the 7 Octa edition that is in the Note 4, but paired with Samsung's new LTE radio. Qualcomm is said to be working on a redesign of the manufacturing process to work around the eventual minor issues, but Samsung might not be willing to take chances.

Now, when it comes to what the differences are between Snapdragon 810 and Exynos 7 Octa, we'd have to wait and see exactly what modification Samsung has eventually used for the S6, but one thing is for certain - it will be built on the superior 14nm process, whereas Qualcomm uses 20nm for the 810, and only this year will move down to 14nm.

This is why we asked you last week if you would care what chipset the Galaxy S6 ships with initially, and whether the eventual decision to pass on Snapdragon 810 would matter to you at all when you are deciding on Samsung's next flagship phone. It turns out that a surprisingly high amount of our more than three thousand responders, about 40%, will be miffed if Samsung mainly uses Exynos in the Galaxy S6, while for roughly 60% this won't be an issue. In any case, the unveiling is only a few weeks away, so we'll see how the S6 chipset drama turns out in the end.

Would you care if the Samsung Galaxy S6 doesn't ship with a Snapdragon chipset?

Yes
40.17%
No
59.83%

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Galaxy S6
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2550 mAh(23h 3G talk time)

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33 Comments

1. frankg

Posts: 173; Member since: May 14, 2014

Yes, because of Custom roms with the Snapdragon.

5. vincelongman

Posts: 5695; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Custom roms and kernels will still come The main reason Exynos models get less custom roms and kernels is because most people buy the Snapdragon model, so the demand is great for the Snapdragon models If their chip is better, there's no reason not to use their chip

10. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

No, its because samsung doesn't provide drivers, and custom ROMs that come out for exynos are buggy, forever.

11. frankg

Posts: 173; Member since: May 14, 2014

Exactly! You got it.

19. TyrionLannister unregistered

S3 and note 2 were the most supported devices by the community. After that the support declined as Samsung made 70-80% devices with snapdragon. As most of the devices were snapdragon and it's open source, who would make ROMs for exynos. But if samsung keeps S6 100% exynos, I can guarrantee that there will be a lot of support. P.S. Perseus kernel is the best kernel out there and it's for exynos only.

27. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

This is 100% true, it's all down to the use and most of the eu have had snapdragon phones and they are the main users of roms, so they will just not make them for exynos, but if that what they go with 40 min sold there wil be loads of them

2. TAMARETTE

Posts: 182; Member since: Jun 15, 2014

No, because most custom ROMs suck. I want a phone with the best components, not one that is designed to be a plaything for a bunch of geeks to install their cute new ROMS.

13. redmd

Posts: 1936; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

LOL at cute new ROMS

3. vincelongman

Posts: 5695; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

No Because custom roms and kernels will still come If their chip is better no reason not to use their chip

12. GeorgeDao123

Posts: 432; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

+1'ed.

4. heysamad

Posts: 52; Member since: Apr 24, 2014

Exynos FTW

6. turk_az

Posts: 75; Member since: May 11, 2012

most of the manufactures use Snapdragon and LCD panels for their phones if Samsung use their own processor plus their own gorgeous Amoled panels ( usually they do ) and DDR 4 Rams they will stand out of thousands of competitors phones. what is the point of having same processor for all phones?

18. SuperNova

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Right... There is only one best in the world. That's is Samsung. Can someone tell me which manufacturer can use all its own made hardware in single piece of device? No, only Samsung can do it.

24. Filly

Posts: 16; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Well AMOLED is the reason i would never buy a galaxy..

25. Lycan155

Posts: 254; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

Why is that ? If you r afraid of burns in they no longer exist . if u r afraid of its over saturation of color note 4 super amoled screen is the one of the most color accurate panels. Super amoled is great

26. datguyglad

Posts: 98; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

Agreed..! Super amoled screens are the most gorgeous screens out there.

31. SolomonGrundy

Posts: 20; Member since: Dec 21, 2013

My Galaxy S5 exhibits burn-in. Rumors of it not existing anymore isn't true as I can attest that it does. Hopefully the S6 will be less prone to burn-ins. I'm hesitant to get an S6 because this is my second Galaxy S5 device that had a burn-in issue, so who's to say the S6 won't suffer the same?

29. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Then you're missing out. The AMOLED on the Note 4 is the best screen out there.

7. nej_simon

Posts: 18; Member since: Apr 05, 2014

Diversity is always nice, and exynos are not bad SOC:s at all. So I'd prefer to have it that way. Although it's bad for custom roms.

28. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Only becuase there are no phones sold before this year, there will be loads of roms if there is no snapdragon, they moved to snapdragon for the lte modem and not the rom and the lte modem is now not needed and before yo say there be bugs, I be thinks that's due to limited users with the old ver not being made for the use and so on

8. iWin_Droid

Posts: 76; Member since: Jan 22, 2015

I don't mind if Samsung ships their flagship devices with Exynos, Qualcomm or an Intel chipset as long as it's not MediaTek.

9. Kakarotto

Posts: 255; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

Exynos has better DAC, so I prefer it more.

32. AmirBudi

Posts: 88; Member since: Mar 21, 2014

Exynos-based Galaxy S5 has better sound quality because the DAC is supplied from Wolfson.

14. redmd

Posts: 1936; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I prefer the one that has better performance. I think not everyone wants customs ROMS.

15. rockers123

Posts: 137; Member since: Sep 08, 2013

Those who saying No custom ROMS, please go back and check the Note 2 in XDA developers

16. halofan1996

Posts: 8; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

Well its not like I can afford either one anyway.

17. SuperNova

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

It's not a deal breaker. Samsung Exynos is a great chip too considering it is the first to implement the 64-bit process on the Galaxy Note 4 before Qualcomm. Furthermore, combining all Samsung own made components would be more stable and get updated more quickly.

20. thegeneral7010

Posts: 437; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

should i leave the best processor exynos for custom ROMs ?????lol

21. thegeneral7010

Posts: 437; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

should i leave the best processor exynos for custom ROMs ?????lol

22. Nikokill

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 26, 2015

Remembrer that before GS4, samsung only use Exynos chip for their "international" version and they were first in every benchmarks. Plus, samsung chip is better when it comes to ISP or DAC (see test of both exynos and qualcomm version of GS4 and GS5). Finally, in the next few months, all flagships will use qualcomm 810 chip and i think this is a good way for samsung to get market share back with a different chip (and i hope a premium/different design)

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