Leaked Document Suggests Galaxy S7 Will Be Featuring Snapdragon 820

Omar Sohail
Posted Aug 10, 2015
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After Samsung pretty much dismantled its relationship with Qualcomm for passing over Snapdragon 810 for its Exynos 7420 to be placed in its Galaxy S6 family, the company will be looking to mend its partnership with the American firm once more. Previously, it was reported that Snapdragon 820 was being tested on Galaxy S7 to see if there were no issues concerning the temperature the thermal throttling fronts of the SoC. Now, it appears that Samsung might actually be dead serious to use the ‘system on a chip’ in the upcoming smartphone.

Documentation Shows That Galaxy S7 Codenamed As Jungfrau, With Snapdragon 820 Possessing The Model Name MSM8996

According to Weibo, KJuma is at it once more, as he posts documentation images that show the codenamed of Galaxy S7, which is Jungfrau, and the model number of Snapdragon 820, which is MSM8996. While Samsung did developed its own Exynos 7420 and incorporated it in to the company’s Galaxy S6 family, there have been no reports suggesting that the firm is working on the successor of its aforementioned SoC. The only other report we came across was that Galaxy Note 5 would be featuring an Exynos 7422.

However, after further leaks came through, it was revealed that Galaxy Note 5 would indeed be featuring an Exynos 7420. Snapdragon 820 is going to be fabricated on the same architecture as Exynos 7420, which is 14 nm FinFET. Instead of sporting cores from ARM’s Cortex lineup, Snapdragon 820 will feature its own custom Hydra cores, which will be four in total to form a quad-core CPU. There were earlier rumors stating that Snapdragon 820 would be suffering from the same overheating issues as Snapdragon 810, but an analyst clarified this issue later on.

As for the GPU running inside Snapdragon 820, Adreno 530 is going to exceed Adreno 430’s performance by 35 percent, and will be 20 percent more efficient compared to the latter, which only means that you will not be experiencing any overheating issues when engaging in taxing mobile gaming applications. So far, this is all the information that we were able to gather. More info will be available in the future so stay tuned for further updates.

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