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Samsung could already be testing Galaxy S7 with a newer version of Snapdragon 820

Last week, we reported that Samsung might be testing the Galaxy S7 with Snapdragon 820 chipset. A new report has surfaced on the Internet that proves that Samsung is indeed trying out a Qualcomm chipset after removing it from the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 edge that were announced earlier this year.

According to information that was leaked on Weibo, Qualcomm has just shipped a newer prototype of Snapdragon 820 to Samsung for testing purposes in the upcoming Galaxy S7. Samsung could release their upcoming flagship smartphone in two variants: a next generation Exynos M1 version and a Snapdragon 820 variant as we reported earlier.

Apparently this is version 3.x of the Snapdragon 820 chipset and the edition that was supplied to Samsung retains four custom Kryo cores, the Adreno 530 GPU and the 14nm FinFET manufacturing process. This chipset is going to deliver a lower power consumption and a better thermal management than the Snapdragon 810, so it should be a high-quality piece of equipment and hopefully all the problems present on the 810 will be a thing of the past.

In any case, the new Snapdragon 820 should be able to reach speeds of up to 3GHz per core, which is absolutely impressive if it’s true. Regardless of that, Samsung’s chipset that would be used in the next-generation Galaxy S flagships is expected to be quite impressive, so the Galaxy S7 should be a fantastic device and we can’t wait to see it. Let us know if you have any speculations about it by leaving a comment.

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melvarius
melvarius

Yippee! Another phone with a million variations and lacklustre support. I’m moist with anticipation (oops no, it’s an age related wee wee disorder)

gtone339
gtone339

Good. Now Samsung needs to add the micro-sd card slot back into the S7.

ijazali
ijazali

i am very confused some times, should i buy s6 edge plus or wait for s7… its like un ending trend…every year a new phone is released,got me so confused

harryisme
harryisme

Depends do you want a phone now or if you are okay waiting seven or eight months until the S7 comes out? Phones right now are like computers were a decade ago, new much more powerful hardware was always coming out every few months, so you never knew the best time to buy.

Though phones are quickly hitting the current point computers are at, they are powerful enough to last a few years and the extra horsepower isn’t as noticable in day to day use.

cristy78
cristy78

Totally agree regarding the battery.

jpd514
jpd514

Is this Snapdragon 820 chipset with 14nm FinFET manufactured by Samsung ?

chris.nsele
chris.nsele

Maybe Samsung will go for the snapdragon 820 for the galaxy S7 and the exynos M1 for the galaxy Note 6 and edge 7+… who knows ?

Cavalera90
Cavalera90

Why do we need that much power on a smartphone? A longer lasting battery on a smartphone will be a true revolution.

Pair the Android M battery saving features with an 4000mAh (or more) battery on a Samsung flagship, and I’m in!!! Phones are already fast, but a 3-day-batterylife? Not many devices can do this.

andres ross
andres ross

Find something that works got me thinking the the processor in my S6 will be the thing of the pass by the end of the year