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Samsung could use the Snapdragon 820 SoC with the Galaxy S7

Snapdragon 820

Samsung is in all likelihood going to release the Galaxy S7 smartphone next year. And while it might be too early to comment on the device itself, a new report suggests that the company might release the 2016 flagship with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC underneath.

This comes after the company used the Exynos 7420 octa core SoC with the Galaxy S6 edge and the Galaxy S6 earlier this year, with the same or a slightly upgraded version expected to be used with the upcoming Galaxy S6 edge+ and the Galaxy Note 5.

The reasons for Samsung’s use of the Snapdragon 820 over a potentially upgraded Exynos chipset isn’t known yet, so we’re treating this as a rumor for now. Early reports have suggested that Qualcomm has learnt its lessons from the Snapdragon 810 fiasco by reducing unnecessary thermal activity to a great extent with the new chipset. So Samsung will be in very good hands should it opt to use the Snapdragon 820 chipset for the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 edge next year.

Source: Weibo

Via: Android Spin