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

Would you care if the Samsung Galaxy S6 doesn't ship with a Snapdragon chipset?
Despite analysts taking up arms to explain how Samsung has no chance of completely snubbing Snapdragon 810 for the Galaxy S6, and Qualcomm or LG defending the first batches of the new chipset, saying they don't overheat, numerous reports are saying that Samsung won't take any chance.

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.

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. In general this means less power consumption and smaller processor footprint and/or superior performance at comparable clock speeds, but Qualcomm has other aces up its Snapdragon chipset sleeve, like 4K video streaming optimization and record number of LTE bands support.

This is why we wanted to ask you 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. Check your preference in the poll below, and tell us why in the comments.

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


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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)



1. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

I really don't see why not? If they put a beefy chip in there and still perform well, that is all it matters. Beside, it won't really affect everyday usage anyway. I would like to see the K1 chip in a flagship... maybe K1X :P

16. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

You are crazy!! I like that. You'd need a hefty heat sink an damn good battery though. It'd be niche but I'd buy one.

20. TyrionLannister unregistered

It won't be a phone and more like a big stone to handle 7W TDP.

22. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Ya might need a fresh air intake on it, some of the world might be ready for hood scoops on their phones. I am!

27. TyrionLannister unregistered

A mali T760 Mp10 would be better option than Tegra K1 as MP10 basically offers same power as the GX1 in K1 at a much lower power consumption.

28. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

I'm biased, make it a X1, then let's get a kick starter going.

36. Gp_Customs

Posts: 269; Member since: Jan 14, 2015

Air vent holes Heat sinks Wtf is wrong with these phone manufacturing, why are they so dump. If it overheats, just use air vents. Is that so hard to do.

43. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Ingress of foreign debris is always the problem with an open window.

46. LikeMyself

Posts: 631; Member since: Sep 23, 2013

They need to bring the vent holes! And Sony's will even be dust and water resistant!

71. cheetah2k

Posts: 2256; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

We only want Exynos. So long as its that and not a friggin Mediatek processor :p

39. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Omg! No 4k streaming!!!

52. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

I'm glad to see Exynos inside Galaxy S6.

75. Ashoaib

Posts: 3282; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Just yesterday I exchanged my sd805 note 4 with exynos note 4 and I am not feeling any difference in performace at all. I think, practically no one can feel the difference in real time usage. Only difference I am feeling is about sound quality. I am feeling better beats in same songs. O yeah, zombie assualt: snipper has black back ground on this exynos. May be mali t760 has less codecs than adreno OR the developer of the game made it for adreno only

2. chistoefur

Posts: 103; Member since: Nov 05, 2012

I would care to a degree, because it will certainly slow down the update process. Then again, I want a processor that just works. No over heating.

3. leotrim

Posts: 27; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

No i don't care i would like to see Exynos with 14nm i think will be good move from samsung :P

4. vuyonc

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

If energy efficiency, software support, ISPs and connectivity are good enough, no. The end justifies the means.

5. MarquiX unregistered

Overheating is just a plus on getting Samsung's Exynos 7 Octa chip. It is the best in the market right now so what's the drama for?

6. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Snapdragon > Exynos

17. Gp_Customs

Posts: 269; Member since: Jan 14, 2015

Exynos _snapdragon

53. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

Snapdragon is crap.

7. redmd

Posts: 1936; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

DAT 14nm architecture.

8. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

One false move, a mass recall will be due. And Sammy will be history.

9. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Dodged a bullet? I agree in this case.

34. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

^^ Father of mobile SOC is here, listen to him carefully.

49. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012


10. Lycan155

Posts: 254; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

No i wouldn't care much about that , after all exynos in note 4 proved that it can be a very reliable chip , im also not very excited about the 810 i want custom qualcom krait cores in 820 that is the chip im waiting for , 810 was used because apple pushed qualcomm to do some rushed 64 bit chip like 810 , sorry everyone english is not my first language =)

11. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

*didn't It's a second conditional.

12. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

What if comes with Nvidia?

19. Gp_Customs

Posts: 269; Member since: Jan 14, 2015

That would be even much better, the K4 quad core.

58. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

yeah.. if nVIDIA let Samsung settle that lawsuit 1st bro lol.

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