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J.K. Shin coyly explains why the Galaxy S6 doesn’t have a Snapdragon variant

Long before the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge were announced, it had become clear that Samsung would be bucking the trend of using Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chips on some models of its latest flagship. Both the S6 and S6 edge are powered by the Exynos 7420 processor and don’t have a variant powered by Qualcomm’s latest and greatest Snapdragon 810 chip, and Samsung CEO J.K. Shin might just have answered why that is the case.

In a recent interview with The Korea Times, Shin said that its partnership with Qualcomm is still as strong as ever, but the company’s decision to go all in with the Exynos 7420 might have been a cause of the Snapdragon 810 not being good enough. “Samsung always uses the best-quality components and materials to differentiate our products from those by rivals,” said Shin, clearly hinting at the fact that Samsung thinks its Exynos chip is superior to what Qualcomm has to offer. It’s not without reason – based on the 14 nm manufacturing process, the Exynos 7420 has shown itself to be more powerful than the Snapdragon 810 and is said to be more power efficient than any other mobile SoC on the market.

Shin also talked about how he expects the Galaxy S6 to help raise stock prices for Samsung, how Chinese knockoffs don’t really affect the company because of its pace of innovation and constant use of new technologies, and his overall thoughts on the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge and some of the new functions the two devices offer. Check out the full interview at the source link, and also check out our hands-on experience to find out what we think of Samsung’s new flagships.

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sephisk
sephisk

a plastic version of s6 a cheaper version like M8. will be great

stanry77
stanry77

In the mobile world users, there are majority impractical than practical users. There are still much too many prefer beauty over practical phone that have features such as rubberrised back plate, changeable batt and micro SD.
Practical users are minority. That’s why Apple sell more IPhone 6& plus last year and the riches company of the world. They sell more phones than HTC, LG, Motorola, Xiaomi, OnePlusOne, so many company combined. Apple takes 2-3mths to achieve 100 mil sales what other companies combine take 1yr or more

JohnK
JohnK

Exactly.

It’s better to aim at Apple’s market than the one overcrowded with standard manufacturers with the chinese incomers now.
To keep making profits as much as before, they need to reach that class. So put away the few savvy people who want their removable battery and play dj with microsds, anyway they were not going to spend 800+$ on a expensive phone to research. And try to seduce the other class who like nice, pratical and simple things.

Apoplectic
Apoplectic

“Samsung always uses the best-quality components and materials to differentiate our products from those by rivals,”

Kind of like how you made the S6 yet another flagship device on the market without a removable battery or SD card slot?

chicomicka
chicomicka

Expect the sd card feature on their next S flagship device but a big NO for removable battery. I guess!

JohnK
JohnK

I’m not sure for microsd cards. Too many people are buying low quality cards and then complaining about choppiness of their phones or various crashes (fake capacity cards). Many fake class cards too. And with phones being able to record in 4K and shoot in 16MP resolution, fast, consistent and reliable storage is needed. You can’t count on people to just purchase good quality UHS-1 or 3 official sdcards.

melvarius
melvarius

possibly samsung are trying to woo the opposition to their device. ya don’t want to confuse an iphone user with things like removable batteries and sd cards. the poor dears would have an aneurysm lol

everinm
everinm

Expendable Micro SD is not a deal breaker for me because the Micro SD performance will always be slower than the internal memory.
I prefer to pay more to get more and faster performance.

Berrie
Berrie

I think the software looks really nice and runs fluently. Can’t wait for the review! Especially interested in camera performance and battery life. I’m currently having the s4 black edition, so I hope some parts of the software will come to the s4 as well. For instance, the camera is very slow on the s4, especailly with focussing. I hope this will be improved in the lollipop update!

Sammysamsam1
Sammysamsam1

Continue hoping or buy the s6