Qualcomm To Modify Snapdragon 810 For Samsung’s Galaxy S6
A while back we heard some bad news when it comes to Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S6 flagship, and given the amount of Galaxy S6 news that has been surfacing these days, that really is saying something. According to sources, Samsung had reportedly been facing several heating issues with the Snapdragon 810 during testing of the Galaxy S6, which led to the Korean manufacturer abandon Qualcomm’s SoC altogether on its initial batches of the Galaxy S6 However, looks like Qualcomm’s not ready to go down without a fight.
The Wall Street Journal is reporting today that Qualcomm is now considering to make design changes on its Snapdragon 810. These changes come after reports that Korean manufacturing giant Samsung was considering eliminating Qualcomm’s top SoC from its upcoming flagship smartphone. Qualcomm will working towards solving the heat emission issues on the Snapdragon 810, and will reportedly have a solution for Samsung by this March.
Samsung is expected to launch the Galaxy S6 this March at a dedicated unpacked event alongside the Mobile World Congress which will be held in Barcelona. The Galaxy S6 is expected to come with several changes and upgrades on board, including design and specification upgrades. The smartphone is expected to be launched in two variants, one with a regular display and the other with a curved display on both sides similar to the one found on the Galaxy Note Edge. If Qualcomm’s design changes turn out to be successful, then the Galaxy S6 will be launched with the Snapdragon 810 and Samsung’s in-house Exynos SoC.
Both the Snapdragon 810 and the Exynos are octa-core CPUs and should end up giving the Galaxy S6 quite a quite hefty performance punch. In addition, a 20 MP rear camera and a 5.1 inches QHD Super AMOLED display are also expected to make it on board the flagship. So stay tuned, we’ll let you know as this develops. Let us know what you think in the comments section.