Latest reports suggest that Samsung’s upcoming flagship, the Galaxy S7 will use mobile processors built by Qualcomm. This news was published in South Korea’s Electronic Times where the article pointed out to some unknown industry sources. The article also mentioned that Samsung will make use of Qualcomm’s latest flagship processor, the Snapdragon 820 for the Galaxy S7 which the company will launch early next year.
However if this news is to be believed, then the Galaxy S7 which will be sold in U.S.A and China will have the Snapdragon processors. Galaxy S7 phones that will be sold in other markets will, however, be powered by company’s own Exynos processors. Though the news looks quite believable, however, Samsung hasn’t commented on it officially and neither has Qualcomm.
For this year’s flagship, the Galaxy S6, Samsung ditched Qualcomm and only made use of their own Exynos processors giving a huge blow to the US chip maker. However, Samsung made an official announcement this year that they could opt for Qualcomm chips in the coming future. However, this is not the first time when the company went ahead with their own in-house processors. They have done it before for their premium Galaxy S and Galaxy Note devices.
However, Samsung’s decisions of opting for Qualcomm chips for the Galaxy S7 will definitely going to be great news for the US chip maker though both the companies haven’t commented on it as of now.