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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63 Comments

1. torr310

Posts: 1676; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

I am more upset about not being able to unlock bootloader.

7. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I would be upset with being stuck with TouchWiz.

11. S.R.K.

Posts: 678; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

4gb Ram with Exynos 8890. Expect no lags or stutters.

62. cheetah2k

Posts: 2271; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Australia is getting Exynos. Man I can't be happier about that!

16. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Why do you have to be stuck when you can choose another Android OEM? Dude that's just dumb. If use its than you're stuck with Apple. Even Windows Phone has more than one OEM. You never have to be stuck with TouchWiz. Why don't you stay in Apple article?

26. S.R.K.

Posts: 678; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

We are free to express our opinions and thoughts. It's called democracy?

34. tedkord

Posts: 17414; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I would just be happy to have the best regular sized smartphone available. But I'll pass, because I've already got the best phablet sized one, the Note 5.

61. phichart

Posts: 335; Member since: May 03, 2014

I love touchwiz... I don't have any issue with touchwiz... yes.. lagged on S3 and note 3 but since note 4 laggy free.... I have bought NOVA, APEX and other launchers as well but I don't use it.. I love Touchwiz...

15. xocomaox

Posts: 201; Member since: Dec 14, 2015

This is the main reason I can't buy a Samsung phone. Too bad, they make nice handsets.

2. jellmoo

Posts: 2624; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Yup. If you head over to the Bell Canada site to pre-order, the specs list an octocore processor, pretty much confirming it's the Exynos version. Kinda sucky if you are interested in development, but then if that's the case you probably aren't so interested in Samsung devices anyway.

3. BLSEOTB

Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 24, 2015

Wooo! Canadian here.

4. Bernoulli

Posts: 4361; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

I dunno, I think that this time the snap dragon has exynos' ass handed pretty well.

12. S.R.K.

Posts: 678; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

The Exynos Cpu and Gpu has been underclocked to meet the same performance. Or-else the Exynos kicks @as the SnapDragon always.

17. combatmedic870

Posts: 986; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

The SD is clocked at 2.2 and the exynos is clocked at 2.3...

27. S.R.K.

Posts: 678; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

Where does it say 2.3ghz?

30. S.R.K.

Posts: 678; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

2.3ghz is A53 Cpu, not A57, and 2.1ghz is Exynos, while 2.3ghz is Snapdragon. Look it up gsmsrena.

47. combatmedic870

Posts: 986; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

When did these new processors start having A57 cores? They have A72 cores. Stop

49. combatmedic870

Posts: 986; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

Btw would REALLY HOPE a Octacore can beat out a quad core of the same gen A72 and A53 processors. It would only make sense....

51. S.R.K.

Posts: 678; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

A53 cores are crap comparing it to A57, and A72 is extreme. Just like the i7.

19. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Give it to the next big update in software and the exynos will get faster why the sd820 will not, happens all the time when they do 2 cpus

24. Bernoulli

Posts: 4361; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

U no English? Anyway clocked or underclocked I'm just stating the numbers.

28. S.R.K.

Posts: 678; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

Underclocked. Where did English come from?

31. Bernoulli

Posts: 4361; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

I have been able to trace it as far back as Hebrew.

32. S.R.K.

Posts: 678; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

Look whose here? It's Mxzyptlk.

35. Bernoulli

Posts: 4361; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Yeah just saw him post something, so what? Do you think before you post? Serious question.

46. jeeta444

Posts: 154; Member since: Mar 24, 2014

Exynos is clocked at quad 2.3 ghz + quad 1.6 ghz.while S820 is running dual 2.15+dual 1.6 ghz. Still S820 is kicking the exynos a$$. And BTW i suspect exynos 8890 isn't that great. Because samsung didn't boast anything about it announcement.Nothing about there custom cores or maybe its cotex a72 ones.

50. catze86

Posts: 731; Member since: Dec 07, 2015

According GSMarena. Exynos 8890 is Cortex 53 Octacore. No M1 Mongoose.

56. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

Fast cores in the 8890 are clocked at 2,3Ghz or even up to 2,6Ghz for two of them. SD820 cores are clocked at 2,15Ghz. Samsung underclocked the GPU but that's because of power consumption - 12 cores were draining the battery.

5. catze86

Posts: 731; Member since: Dec 07, 2015

Woo, lucky for them. they have custom sound chip for their phone.

6. bucky

Posts: 3790; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

I will take a custom made Samsung chip first any day. The only crappy part is a lack of development

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