(9 days left!) Be the first with a 200MP camera! Visit Samsung to reserve and gain $100 in Samsung credit!

SamMobile has affiliate and sponsored partnerships. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

Samsung is trying to fix Snapdragon 820 chipset

General
By 

Last updated: January 10th, 2016 at 18:34 UTC+01:00

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.

Source

General Galaxy S7QualcommSnapdragon 820
Load 7 comments

You might also like

Samsung will continue to use special Snapdragon chip next year

For the first time in history, Samsung will use a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset in all its Galaxy S series smartphones (Galaxy S23) sold worldwide. And this change comes after years of disappointments with its in-house Exynos processors. However, Samsung isn’t using the same Snapdragon chip everyone else uses. The South Korean firm will use a […]

  • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
  • 6 hours ago

75% of Galaxy S fans want the Galaxy S23, here’s why!

The Exynos vs Snapdragon debate has been going on for a long time. Samsung’s in-house chips have failed to match up to the standards set by Qualcomm in recent years. It got so bad three years back that Samsung apologized to customers and vowed to do better, and the result was the Galaxy S21 series’ […]

  • By Daniel van Dorp
  • 5 days ago

Here’s what Samsung calls Galaxy S23’s special Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip

Qualcomm launched the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor a few months ago, but Samsung was nowhere to be seen in the company’s official list of partners. A few days later, it was revealed that Samsung would use a special version of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 in the Galaxy S23 lineup, and that appears to […]

  • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
  • 5 days ago

Samsung trumps Apple in average 5G speeds in the US

5G has been prevalent in smartphones in the US and other key markets over the past couple of years. But which brand sells the best smartphones in terms of 5G connectivity and performance? Ookla, the company behind the famous SpeedTest app, has released a list showing which brands and smartphones delivered the best 5G quality […]

  • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
  • 6 days ago

Just In: Old Exynos chip beats newest Snapdragon in raytracing performance!

Samsung’s first smartphone chipset in partnership with AMD, the Exynos 2200, supports raytracing. It is a new graphics rendering method that calculates how light rays travel to offer a more accurate representation of lights, shadows, and reflections. However, there was no way to measure the Exynos 2200’s raytracing performance back then. A recently released benchmark […]

  • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
  • 1 week ago

Qualcomm is bringing iPhone-like emergency SMS to Android phones this year

When Apple introduced a satellite-powered emergency texting feature with the iPhone 14 series, everyone lauded it. Samsung is also rumored to bring the satellite SMS feature with the Galaxy S23 series. Well, at CES 2023, Qualcomm announced that its Snapdragon Satellite feature will bring an emergency SMS feature to Android smartphones. In an official blog, Qualcomm […]

  • By Sagar Naresh
  • 3 weeks ago