A report originating from South Korea hints at the launch of two versions of the Galaxy S7, one of which will be powered by Samsung’s Exynos 7420’s successor while the other will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820. According to the news, Samsung has included more engineers into the team which is working on the optimization of the Qualcomm’s SD820 chipset.
Today, another source said that Samsung will be the first manufacturer to lay its hands on the testing samples of the Snapdragon 820. Reading between the lines, we can infer that Samsung got an order for manufacturing devices using Qualcomm SD820 on its 14nm FinFET process. However, we cannot confirm this officially.
Qualcomm has a lot riding on the Snapdragon 820, especially after the overheating issues which showed up and were widely discussed after the release of the Snapdragon 810. According to Qualcomm, their next chip will have a customized CPU architecture with a 40% faster Adreno 530 GPU than its predecessor Adreno 430, which housed the haunted SD810.
This is all we can guess for now, but stay tuned and we will update you as soon as we receive more information, hopefully from Samsung itself!