The paper said Samsung will use Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 chips for the Galaxy S7 phones, which is expected to launch early next year and which will be sold in the United States and China. Galaxy S7 phones sold in other markets will be powered by Samsung's own Exynos processors, the paper said.
The South Korean firm used only its Exynos processors for the flagship Galaxy S6 (Review | Pictures), Galaxy S6 Edge (Review | Pictures) smartphones this year, dealing a major blow to the US chipmaker. But Samsung said earlier this year that it could opt to use Qualcomm chips in the future.
Samsung has previously sourced mobile processors from both Qualcomm and through its own chips division for its premium devices including its Galaxy S and Galaxy Note series
For the Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Galaxy Note 5, launched in August, Samsung once again went ahead with its own Exynos processors instead of Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 SoC. Exactly like the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, the duo is powered by a 64-bit octa-core Exynos 7420 SoC with four Cortex-A57 cores clocked at 2.1GHz, and four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.5GHz, coupled with 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM.
Written with inputs from Reuters