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Qualcomm scores some Galaxy S7 designs

by on23 November 2015

Exclusive: Just not all of them

Our well informed sources have informed us that Qualcomm will win some SoC design wins for Samsung Galaxy S7 – just not all of them.

This is great news for Qualcomm as the company didn’t get its Snapdragon 810 under the bonnet of any Samsung Galaxy S6 devices in 2015. The company sold some modems that went into the Galaxy S6 for specific markets but not the whole thing.

Samsung has announced its own Exynos 8890 which is a promising looking chipset which even has a cat 12 LTE modem. Still some markets might fancy a Qualcomm chip since there is a great chance that it will have a fast CPU, dominant GPU and the most advanced LTE modem in the market. 

It will be interesting to see how Samsung's Exynos 8890 with its custom M1 cores will compair against the Snapdragon 820 and its Kryo cores supported by Adreno 530 GPU. Samsung would rather use its own, in -house design but not at all costs. If the Snapdragon 820 ends up being significantly faster than Exynos 8890, Samsung will give up on it. The company doesn’t want to hand-deliver LG, HTC and other competitor the performance crown.

Qualcomm took things seriously after the Snapdragon 810 and the company's executives confirmed that learned a lot from that particular stuff up. The SoC performance market is getting more complicated as many players do try to get inside but we have a strong sense that Qualcomm can easily be the performance winner in this fight.

Last modified on 23 November 2015
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