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While the US gets the Snapdragon-powered Samsung Galaxy S7, Canada will get the Exynos variant

While the US gets the Snapdragon-powered Samsung Galaxy S7, Canada will get the Exynos variant
Just like in the US, the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge can already be pre-ordered in Canada, where they'll be released on March 11. However, there's a difference between the US-bound Galaxy S7 handsets and those made for the Canadian market: they're powered by different processors. More exactly, while all Galaxy S7 variants for the US (regardless of carrier) are using Qualcomm's quad-core Snapdragon 820, all Canadian variants rely on Samsung's own octa-core Exynos 8890 chipset - according to Mobile Syrup, this has been confirmed by Samsung. Thus, in case you were wondering, you won't be able to buy a Snapdragon-powered Galaxy S7 in Canada.

Initial benchmark tests have found that the Snapdragon-powered Galaxy S7 performed slightly better than the Exynos-based model. Still, it's unlikely that users will feel any significant difference between the two models in real life (not to mention the fact that, chipsets aside, they offer exactly the same features).

All in all, it looks like, except for the US and China, all other markets around the world will exclusively get Exynos-powered Galaxy S7 smartphones. Is anyone upset about this?


source: Mobile Syrup

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