As expected, Samsung has been progressing rapidly with its new flagship phone, and is now pushing forward the launch of the next-gen Galaxy S7 to this summer. As we already know, the phone has been going through testing phases with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 and the company’s own Exynos chipsets. Samsung hopes to complete all the testing procedures by the end of the year.
Many might be wondering why Samsung has given another chance to Qualcomm’s chips, especially after the overheating issues with the 810 model. However, an insider report suggests that Snapdragon 820 has already been given the green signal. Qualcomm’s small and cheap LTE modems might have played a role here.
As expected, the Exynos is going to be paired with LTE modems. However, what’s interesting is that the Galaxy S7 is being seen under two names – Project Lucky and Project Lucky-LTE. What’s the difference? As far as we know, the LTE version will use a 4 GB RAM while a 3 GB RAM will be used for the other version.
Samsung has not confirmed anything yet but information about some specs has already leaked online. The Geekbench database tells us that the Lucky-LTE will sport an Exynos 8890 processor and Android 5.1.1 OS.
On the other hand, the AnTuTu database reveals that the Lucky model will come with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset clocked at 1.5 GHz for the octa-core processor, while the LTE model will be clocked at 1.38 GHz. A new report also hints that the S7 will come with two screen sizes – 5.7 and 5.2 inches.
However, everything is still in the testing phase, so the final products could be different from the speculation. Keep digging our site for more updates about the upcoming Samsung smartphones!