Samsung Galaxy S7 latest: Three versions with three different processors

Samsung Galaxy S7 latest: Three versions with three different processors
It's been just a few weeks since Samsung officially announced the all-new Galaxy S6 edge+ and Note5 and already, we're looking ahead to what's next with the Galaxy S7. With the company apparently on the up financially after a period of downturn, the next flagship would seem an appropriate moment to take the mobile market by storm. From what we've heard so far, there's reason to be excited, with a magnesium alloy unibody design just one of the many treats found in the melting pot of rumors. Now, we're hearing that there may be three different variants of the Galaxy S7; two running separate versions of Sammy's Exynos chips, and a further edition rocking the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820. 

Samsung, as LG, has done well to avoid Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 in its most popular phones. Plagued by overheating controversies, the chip has damaged the reputation both of its maker and many top-end smartphones powered by it. There's no reason to suggest that the Snapdragon 820 will follow suit, though, and from the information shared by SamMobile, Samsung will sell the SD 820 variant of the S7 in China and the United States.

Only yesterday, we caught wind of the Exynos 8890 -- also known as a the Exynos M1 -- clocking some mightily impressive scores in benchmark testing. Per this new report, the 8890 will be reserved for those in some European markets, Japan, and Samsung's native South Korea. 

Meanwhile the Exynos 7422, which once seemed certain to be the workhorse of the Galaxy Note5, could power the Indian version of the Galaxy S7. 

Still very much at the speculation phase, key details of the Galaxy S7 remain at a premium. There have been reports that curved and flat editions may be on the cards once more, while the much-loved microSD slot could enjoy a renaissance. Moreover, it's been put forth that the handset might launch this side of the new year, as Samsung looks to beat rivals to the draw. Given the scarcity of solid information and the fact that we're already well into October, though, the latter seems fairly unlikely. 

Usually the star of the show around the time of Mobile World Congress, the Galaxy S7 will almost certainly reach consumers by the end of Q1 2016. With such heavyweight processing power said to be in the offing, here's hoping that the rest of the device is just as impressive. 

Thoughts?

source: SamMobile

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35 Comments

1. amanjain1

Posts: 56; Member since: Apr 28, 2015

Y 7422 for india. I want m1

2. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Supply and demand, I guess. Or cost-cutting. All three chips should be mighty speedy, I don't think anyone will be disappointed with S7 performance.

9. jeeta444

Posts: 154; Member since: Mar 24, 2014

Thatswhy i dont like samsung ! They just f**k something always.and owing to this they are loosing the market share.

13. amanjain1

Posts: 56; Member since: Apr 28, 2015

But no other company in the android section comes close toh samsung. I have used z2 ,one m8. But I prefer samsung. Rocking my note 5 s6 edge and a5

15. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

They buy something else, why lose sleep over a phone?! It's not like they are cheating you. They will tell you what processor it has, and how much it costs. If you still buy that, then it's your decision. If you don't want that, go buy a One Plus 2 or Xiaomi or Moto G or other popular phones in India.

30. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

correct! they will select the market according to the spending power of the market. Indian market is price sensitive, ppl there tends to hold off before deciding to spend money. So, using less costly components and pricing less is more important than providing costly components and not selling at all.

35. cheetah2k

Posts: 2156; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

IMO 90% of the indian market would struggle to afford an S7 @ $899, so lower the specs a little and sell it for $599 instead to make it more affordable. Makes sense

3. manojmcn

Posts: 633; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

Either all processors will be on similar performance range. And the full potential of M1 core of exynos may be ready only by the time of next Note. Or there will be models in different price points with varying performance, but chances are less.

4. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

So you get touchwiz & the 820 with similar performance to the exynos chip in the S6 Awesome!

5. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Judging by latest leaks 820 will be much faster than Exynos 7420

6. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

But slower than the 8890, which will have the resident performance geeks howling.

8. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Not necessarily. ...the leaked benchmarks shouldn't be taken too seriously. ...everything is an unfinished product at the moment.....wait and see....

12. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

Phone nerds don't wait and see, just not in our nature....

17. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3938; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

As long As The SD820's GPU Is The Same Or Better Than The E8890 All Will Be Fine.

18. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

It all reminds me of the chatter about the S3, S4, and Note 3 using "inferior" Snapdragons, when each SoC had its advantages and disadvantages.

7. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Expensive phones do not sell that well in India, where it's market is dominated by low-cost but high-specced phones from Chinese OEMs. So the less expensive-to-make 7422 could make sense for such markets.

14. amanjain1

Posts: 56; Member since: Apr 28, 2015

Are u kidding me...Even if 1% of ppl buy high end phone that's translates to 1.2 cores of phones. India is a very big country my friend.

19. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

No he's not kidding you. High end phones won't have 1% market share. Total smartphone shipped in 2Q is 2.6 Crores. That's combined of all cheap smartphones like Xiaomi, Micromax, karbonn, Lava, Intex, Lenovo, Asus, Samsung etc., Impossible that High end smartphones will be 1.2 crore. I doubt it would even be a quarter of that.

26. ShaikhJGI

Posts: 356; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

That figure is for only 2Q if you consider full year its forecasted for 2016 is 14-15 Crores which is 140 to 150 Million sales. If samsung can do even 10% of that also it is 14-15 Million dude which is a bigg number. Don't forget Samsung is still market leader in INDIA with a Mammoth share & also its been priced higher than what it is usually priced in other countries so we Demand the best there.

32. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

I myself said for 2Q, so I know it's for a single Quarter. The point here is very very simple - high end phones have a paltry marketshare. Question is about "high end phones", not samsung market share. High end phone sales are very less in India, and that's a fact.

10. TheHeartBreakKid

Posts: 102; Member since: Jul 07, 2015

Will never buy a samsung in my life. Till Note 4 india always got the inferior version. S6 and Note 5 were only good releases by samsung only because they had same soc worldwide. From next year again, we will again get the inferior model. + Their touchwiz Lags exactly after an year. Note 4 with new update starts lagging right after note 5 is launched. Samsung declines the older models performace so that they can sell the newer model. Ive seen this with galaxy s5, and tab 3 myself. Worst company ive ever seen.

16. amanjain1

Posts: 56; Member since: Apr 28, 2015

The only problem with samsung india is that they drop prices rapidly. AAs far as the lag is concerned I don't know much coz I sell me phone with a new launch. But the touchwiz has nearly been fixed since the s6. Now they need to get back the sd card slot. Solve these 2 problems (price srop,sd card slot). U have a winner

20. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Exynos were similar and in note 4 5433 was better than 805.

27. TheHeartBreakKid

Posts: 102; Member since: Jul 07, 2015

Note 3 : the world got SD800 with 4k recording. We got exynos without 4k. S5 : World got SD801. We got crappy exynos. Note 4 : The world got 64bit exynos which had better performance while India got SD805. History tells they always try to sell the crappiest version in india.

28. thegeneral7010

Posts: 437; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

Acctually samsung was dumb as always and ddint enable its 64bit

33. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

S5: Exynos 5422 wasn't crappy. If you don't know, better shut your mouth. That was the first chip to implement GTS. The processor was much powerful than 801. Note 4: The world didn't get 64-bit Exynos. US, EU, China everywhere it was 805. And 5433 is not 64-bit enabled. It's a 32-bit SOC. Read the interne before you comment. And Note 4 will never be 64-bit, end of story. Also GPU on 805 was better compared to 5433. And 805 GPU was much faster than 5433 GPU. And this is not just India, such models went to varioud other countries. If you want to type something, ensure that you provide proper information, unless you want to come across as an idiot.

38. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

Ahaha, GPU in SD805 is never better than Mali T760 in Exynos 5433. In fact it's worse but... colder.

39. TheHeartBreakKid

Posts: 102; Member since: Jul 07, 2015

U gotta be kiddin me. lol. Exynos version of s5 was complete garbage. And the version didnt even had 4g support in india. A phone selling for over 800usd without 4g. Samsung was dumb not to enable it. And 805 gpu better? Are you living under a rock or what? And exynos in note 4 was built on 20nm while sd 805 was 28nm. What a troll. Go check if you have proper information. Just for a change stop looking at benchmarks and start looking at real world performance. Try harder sweetpea, truth is, samsung dumps the crappiest version in India.

40. TheHeartBreakKid

Posts: 102; Member since: Jul 07, 2015

Come on, The exynos S5 in india didnt even have 4g lte. The phone was a complete garbage, a joke. You cant be serious calling it similar to the 801 international version.

11. _KIRA_

Posts: 108; Member since: Dec 25, 2013

useless unless they fix the broken multitasking

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