Samsung Galaxy S7 Processor Details Surface With Snapdragon 820 And The Next Exynos


With 2015 coming to an end, its time to start focusing on devices expected next year. We've got plenty of great contenders lined up so far, with successors from the likes of Samsung, LG, Xiaomi and others lined up. Samsung's Galaxy S7 has started to slowly increase the pace at which its appearing in the rumor mill and today some more news has surfaced about the device. The company's decision to launch the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge with its home grown Exynos 7420 received wide media coverage this year, and looks like the Galaxy S7 will also be coming with the Exynos on board - but not in all markets.

US And Chinese Samsung Galaxy S7 Variants To Come With Snapdragon 820

While Qualcomm's failure to control throttling on the Snapdragon 810 gave Samsung a great opportunity to launch the Galaxy S6 pair with the Exynos 7420, Qualcomm seems all set to make a comeback with the Snapdragon 820. The 820 will be coming with Qualcomm's custom Kryo cores on board, which combined with the Adreno 530 and an upgraded DSP are expected to push the chipset further towards heterogeneous computing.

So with the Snapdragon 820 looking to be a great mobile chipset and Samsung also having made some great head ways into its own Exynos lineup, the processor choice on the Galaxy S7 will be a tricky one indeed. But looks like Samsung's going to be differentiating its devices once again on basis of geography, with select markets getting the Snapdragon 820 and the rest getting the Exynos we learn today.

News from Korea is buzzing with the Galaxy S7 and Samsung's plans for its next flagship smartphone. This year around you'll be getting the device with both the Exynos and the Snapdragon, but whether you'll be able to purchase it depends on where you're living. Users in the United States and China will be getting the Galaxy S7 with the Snapdragon 820, while others including those in Europe, Middle East and Samsung's home country Korea, will be getting the Exynos version of the device.

Given that the Snapdragon 820 will be manufactured by Samsung, its expected that Qualcomm has been working very closely with the Korean tech giant to ensure that future throttling problems can be avoided on its end. But everything will be clear only when the Galaxy S7 is launched. We'll keep our eyes open for any more news in the meanwhile. Stay tuned and let us know what you think in the comments section below.