Samsung Galaxy S7 to Sport Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC in Some Markets: Report

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Samsung Galaxy S7 to Sport Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC in Some Markets: Report
Samsung Electronics will use Qualcomm mobile processors for some of its upcoming flagship Galaxy S smartphones, South Korea's Electronic Times reported on Friday citing unnamed industry sources.

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.

A Samsung spokeswoman said the firm does not comment on rumours or speculation. Qualcomm could not be immediately reached for comment.

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

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