Samsung Galaxy S7 will go back to Snapdragon processor: Rumor

The Samsung Galaxy S7 will apparently go for Qualcomm’s Snapdragon series of processors, and still have another version powered by Exynos. We didn’t say it, but media outlets in the company’s home country of South Korea are certainly talking about it. These two versions of the smartphone are rumored to be in the pipeline already, though we’re sure they’re nowhere close to being ready for commercial production.

Supposedly, Samsung already plans to issue a challenge to the forthcoming Apple iPhone 6S lineup by launching its Galaxy Note 5 in August instead of September. So it won’t be in a hurry to sell the Galaxy S7 before torture-testing it first. The flagship phone is expected to be codenamed Jungfrau. Put it through Google Translate and you’ll see that it stands for ‘virgin’ or ‘Virgo.’

Now Rammstein is the most German we know, so we won’t try our expertise at interpreting that further. Those with birthdays falling between August 23 and September 22 are Virgos, as you know. Are the reports via the South Korean media (seen on G4Games) confusing the Note 5 set for release in August, with the Galaxy S7? But if they are, the former device is said to carry a 64-bit Exynos 7422 chip and not Snapdragon.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

There are no whispers about another model of the Note 5 with any other kind of chipset. Additionally, Samsung shunned Snapdragon 810 and put an octa core Exynos 7 processor in its Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge (pictured above). Since then, Qualcomm has rolled out another version of the SoC which promises not to get overheated without cause. But we won’t know if it convinced the mobile company to use the chip in its next Note device.

So assuming the latest rumor is indeed about the Samsung Galaxy S7, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 is the favorite among those betting on the smartphone’s main internal component. The Xiaomi Mi5 Plus, LG G4 Pro and Sony Xperia 5 are also anticipated to embed the processor which will be made available for sampling in this half of 2015.

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