As we reported earlier, Samsung might release three processor variants of the Galaxy S7. After exclusively using the homegrown Exynos 7420 chipset in its high-end smartphones that were released in 2015, the South Korean smartphone giant might have made up its mind to bring back Snapdragon chipsets in its upcoming flagship smartphone for 2016.
According to a new report from Business Korea, Samsung is making every effort to fix heating issues in the Snapdragon 820 chipset and trying to optimize it. The company is trying to release a patch before the end of this month by modifying the microprocessor control program. If this step doesn't solve the issue, the company is planning to use heat radiating pipes to improve heat dissipation, which means that Samsung is hell bent on using the Snapdragon 820 in the Galaxy S7 at all costs.
The company is trying to stabilize the chipset because the Snapdragon 820 is being manufactured using Samsung's 14nm FinFET process. The better the performance of the Snapdragon 820, the higher the sales of the Galaxy S7 as well as Snapdragon 820 chips. This will in turn be advantageous to Samsung. The South Korean electronics giant is also working on its next-generation chipset, the Exynos 8890, which has custom 64-bit CPU cores.
After the poor performance of Qualcomm's first high-end 64-bit mobile processor, the Snapdragon 810, the company has been under a lot of pressure from its investors. The mobile processor giant has decided to lay off 15 percent of its workforce in July. The company claims that the Snapdragon 820 offers upto 40 percent faster graphic performance while being 40 percent power efficient than the Snapdragon 810.