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Samsung could be ditching the Snapdragon 810 for business reasons

It looks like the overheating issues that have been associated with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 might not be the main reason Samsung isn’t using the chip in the Galaxy S6. According to a report from ETNews, the Korean manufacturer is focusing on its Exynos chip for the next flagship Galaxy S in order to start competing with Qualcomm in the mobile SoC market. Samsung is reportedly banking on its 14nm manufacturing technology to market the Exynos 7420 as a better option; the 14nm process has allowed Samsung to achieve a higher clock rate (2.1GHz) for its chip compared to Qualcomm, which is using the 20nm process and is only targeting a clock speed of 1.6GHz for the high-performance Cortex-A57 cores on the Snapdragon 810.

Until now, Samsung has had no choice but to go with Qualcomm on many of its devices, as the latter is leading┬áthe market with mobile CPUs that feature inbuilt LTE modems and hence offer better battery performance and efficiency. However, now that Samsung has its own LTE modem (and is reportedly working on its own GPU as well), it looks like the company could be gearing up to market its Exynos line of SoCs to other manufacturers as good alternatives to Qualcomm’s hugely popular Snapdragon lineup.

What do you think about Samsung’s reported plans to widely use the Exynos 7420 in the Galaxy S6 and allow other OEMs to use it in their flagships?

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akito85
akito85

Well good hardware of course will be beneficial but actually what must do samsung and android especially, is the SOFTWARE OPTIMIZATION!!! I have a S4 but it stills lagging to play some games even for multitasking, whats wrong samsung? ehemmm.. uhukk hukks *cough* android.

I love the customization that android provides but lagginess i cannot tolerate!

Thuglyf
Thuglyf

Snapdragon or whatever, let all things in all smartphones be equal not other phone having different whatever. Some people have better experience with the exynos variant while other complain of the snapdragon. Updates are fast on snapdragon too, that sucks. Other people with the exynos don’t get fast updates it’s annoying. Things have to be same so we could all have same experience

yuk1
yuk1

If Samsung using Exynos hope they will more opensource like in past..

zukri90
zukri90

I have mixed views about this though. I think Samsung should just include a Snapdragon variant for those who really want.

j2001m
j2001m

As the new cpu will have bette cpu and vpu and be faster with better sound, why are they going to dot that, why all other phones with be crap using 810, they do a limited number of 811 for you by the sound of it

sorg
sorg

CPU in Exynos may be faster than Qualcomm’s, but GPU is definitely slower which is more important if you plan to play 3D games.

j2001m
j2001m

That’s not right and if it as the 10 core ver it be way better

q8peace
q8peace

wow samsung cpu and samsung ram and samsung gpu only thing is out is tizen in s6 please samsung focus in software developing

ProdByEchelon
ProdByEchelon

I hope they do use it. My Exynos Note 4 has no issues so far. Even my Note 2

sarthak93agarwal
sarthak93agarwal

I hope the new chip gives better performance in day to day use.. making an inhouse chip should reduce the overall price of the phone which will attract more customers.

adam.kirby5
adam.kirby5

I personally would not mind this… I have never been a fan of Samsung’s SoC chips but this chip massively outperforms the Snapdragon 810. It’s just a shame not many developers support this chip yet.

zac69000
zac69000

meh!

exynos is crap. id rather have qualcomm anyday lol

emieltes
emieltes

So you rather have a slow phone than a fast one. I dont get it.

Yucko
Yucko

maybe he prefers a phone that has custom firmware support? I know I do

@adam.kirby5:
it’s not the lack of interest by developers but the lack of documentation by Samsung which makes support difficult

j2001m
j2001m

Sorry to say mate but if it’s the only s6 it will have more roms then any 810 phone, so good luck with that

Sammysamsam1
Sammysamsam1

People like this guy we call Bandwagonist in my country. They do only what the believe is the popular thing to do (or say) rather than doing the most reasonable thing. This new chip by Samsung clearly outperforms the Snapdragon. Why would still rather the snapdragon “anyday” ??

kaylac
kaylac

ONLY Exynos 7420!!!!!

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